Oder Front 1945: Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, Heeresgruppe Weichsel and Germany's Final Defense in the East, 20 March-4 May 1945-A. Stephan Hamilton

  • Title: Oder Front 1945: Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, Heeresgruppe Weichsel and Germany's Final Defense in the East, 20 March-4 May 1945
  • Author: A. Stephan Hamilton
  • Released: 2011-07-19
  • Language:
  • Pages: 416
  • ISBN: 1906033870
  • ISBN13: 978-1906033873
  • ASIN: 1906033870


Review A. Stephan Hamilton has written a great book that deserves a space on every military historian's bookshelf - the fact that the Battle for Berlin was a bloodbath is well known; what is not is how this tragedy was nearly avoided due to the efforts of one man, until now. --Douglas E. Nash Sr.

The second book written by A. Stephan Hamilton . . . is an excellent work which is a fine example of comprehensive and extensive research using primary resources to tell a story that is not well known, even among World War II scholars. . . . --George M. Nipe 

Historical accuracy comes from exhaustive research and a deft writer's hand. Hamilton's The Oder Front 1945  will prove to be the definitive work on the little understood Nazi defense outside the gates of the German capitol.--Doug McCabe, Curator of the Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers, Ohio University

Stephan Hamilton's The Oder Front 1945 . . . is the most extensive book in English in its field that provides a wealth of new information about the ... end of Nazi-Germany. . . . Through day-to-day reports and detailed maps, the reader gains a full overview of the battles and all units involved in the fighting. --Martin Månsson

This is a fine study of the fighting on the Oder Front from a purely German perspective and of the central but little-known figure who commanded the main German forces involved. The extensive use of primary sources, many of which were previously unpublished, is particularly impressive. --Military Modelcraft International magazine, Nov 2011

From the Inside Flap A.Stephan Hamilton is the author of the book Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin, April 1945 (Helion, 2008), and a number of historical articles. His Oder Front 1945 series will consist of at least five volumes and cover the fighting along Germany's eastern front from the Baltic Coast to Silesia between January-May 1945. His first volume in the series The Oder Front 1945: Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, Heeresgruppe Weichsel, and Germany's Final Defense in the East, 20 March-3 May serves to examine Germany's defense at the operational level and within the context of its time. This current volume details the command decisions the shaped Germany's defense through the use of previously unpublished personal accounts of Heeresgruppe Weichsel's (Vistula) senior officers, the official Heeresgruppe war diary, and daily operational maps. Future volumes will continue to draw on previously unused German archival material and accounts, and recently available Soviet era documents, to present a thorough examination of the fierce fighting of the final months of war in the East. pdf
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