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Downfall 1945: The Fall of Hitler’s Third Reich: Campaign, cartea 293

Autor Steven J. Zaloga Ilustrat de Steve Noon
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 19 mai 2016
As the final month of fighting in Europe in 1945 dawned the Allies embarked upon a series of mopping up operations, destroying the last centres of German resistance as the essentially defeated Wehrmacht fought on in increasingly desperate conditions, driven on by the explicit no surrender order issued by Hitler.Yet at the same time, the Allied alliance was already on shaky ground, as German resistance was crushed the Allies began to eye each other nervously across a battletorn Europe, with the politically driven military decisions to have a huge impact on the future of the continent. This book traces the final operations of the war, from the liberation of Denmark, the Allied drive towards the Baltic straits, incursions in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and engagements in Eastern and Western Germany, whilst also analyzing how the Allied strategies in the final days of the war were a hint of the future difficulties that would drive the Cold War.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781472811431
ISBN-10: 1472811437
Pagini: 96
Ilustrații: 70 b/w; 9 col
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 8 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria Campaign

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

Offers a brief overview of the political aspects to the final days of the war, and the maneuvering of the US, UK and Soviet Union as they came face to face over a defeated Germany.

Notă biografică

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He's had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. He has provided award-winning illustrations for the publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began. Steve has illustrated over 30 books for Osprey.

Cuprins

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index