In January 1945, the Red Army unleashed its long-awaited thrust into Germany. One by one the cities of the German East were captured—but Breslau, capital of Silesia, stood firm and was declared a fortress by Hitler.
The Red Army encircled Breslau, then tried to pummel it into submission. Aided by supplies flown in nightly and building improvised weapons, the men of Fortress Breslau held out for three months. By the time Breslau surrendered on May 6, 1945, four days after Berlin had fallen, more than 25,000 soldiers and civilians were dead, the city a wasteland.
In Hitler’s Final Fortress, Richard Hargreaves draws on official documents, newspapers, letters, diaries and personal testimonies to tell the story of this brutal clash.
Hardcover Book : 288 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Ltd. ( February 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-555985
Product Dimensions: 6.125 x 9.25 inches
Product Weight: 17.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)