Panzers in the Defence of Festung Posen 1945 [Audiobook] download free by Maciej Karalus

Panzers in the Defence of Festung Posen 1945 Audiobook download free by Maciej Karalus
  • Listen audiobook: Panzers in the Defence of Festung Posen 1945
  • Author: Maciej Karalus
  • Release date: 2018/2/13
  • Publisher: HELION & COMPANY
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781912390168
  • Rating: 7.42 of 10
  • Votes: 868
  • Review by: Leo Sherrill
  • Review rating: 7.69 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/10
  • Duration: 1H58M4S in 256 kbps (32 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-29
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AC3, AIFF, MPEG4, OPUS, MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV (compression ZIP, RAR, CBR, BZ)
  • Total pages original book: 160
  • Includes a PDF summary of 13 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 9M49S (2.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Panzers in Defence of Poznan 1945 by Maciej Karalus and Jaroslaw Jerzak is the first book published in English to describe the bitter battle for Festung Poznan in 1945. That Polish city, occupied by the Nazis since almost the very beginning of the Second World War in 1939, was declared a fortress (Festung) on January 20 1945, and for the whole month it saw heavy fighting between Wehrmacht and Waffen SS troops and the Red Army advancing directly towards Berlin. Among the garrison of the fortress a special part was played by a small heavy Panzer unit which possessed just 1 Tiger tank, 2 Panthers, 1 Panzer IV and a handful of Sturmgeschutze. Despite the difficulty and sparsity of sources, the authors were able to acquire an impressive wealth of information and memoirs, as well as rich iconography.Before Poland was able to regain her full political autonomy in 1990, the fighting in Poznan was described only by Zbigniew Szumowski and Stanislaw Okecki. These, however, were poor compilations, only marginally touching upon the participation of German Wehrmacht. These authors looked upon this subject through the lenses of Soviet documentations and historiographical propaganda of their times. Sadly, they could not or would not make use of the documents in German archives. Their cardinal mistake was to overestimate the strength of the forces at play (especially on the German side), and the glorification of the Soviet victory, foregoing an honest analysis of the losses of human life as well as equipment on both sides. This is the first book in English that allows the reader to follow the street fighting in Poznan through the eyes of the Wehrmacht soldiers, documenting the story of the German armoured forces engaged in the battles for the city.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Battles & Campaigns, World War 2 Books, Military Vehicles, Military History, Tanks & Military Land Vehicles, European History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 20.19 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x12mm
  • Weight: 358g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Solihull, United Kingdom

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