THE FALL OF BERLIN - IMAGES OF WAR
Rare photographs from wartime archives
Autore: Ian Baxter
Foto d’archivio di Berlino negli ultimi giorni del Terzo Reich: il massiccio bombardamento della città da parte dell’artiglieria sovietica, i combattimenti casa per casa, ecc.
By March 1945, the Red Army had closed in on Berlin. Marshal Zhukov, with almost a million soldiers and 20,000 tanks and guns at his disposal, launched his assault of the Seelow Heights. While costly with 30,000 Russians killed, it brought the Russian Army to the gates of the capital.
On 20 April, Hitler’s 56th birthday, Soviet artillery began a massive bombardment of the doomed city. The Fuhrer ordered every soldier, Hitlerjugend and Volksstrum to fight to the death. The house-to-house fighting that followed was brutal and savage with heavy casualties for both military and civilians.
Using superb Russian and German imagery this fine Images of War series book describes the Russian assault and Nazi last-ditch defence of Hitler’s capital during the final days of the Third Reich.
Numerose foro in bianco e nero
18 x 25