Race for the Reichstag

Drawing on a wide range of Soviet sources and unprecedented access to German archival and memoir materials, Race for the Reichstag brings into startling focus the bitter fight for the last patch of soil under Wehrmacht control.

Race for the Reichstag

Race for the Reichstag

Tony Le Tissiers classic account of the battle for Berlin dispels the myths created by Soviet propaganda and describes in graphic detail the Red Armys final offensive against Nazi Germany the race for the Reichstag. Among the soldiers of the Red Army, Berlin and the Reichstag in particular - was seen as the victor's prize. Stalin had promised Berlin to Marshal Zhukov, but the latter's blundering in the preliminary battle forced a dramatic change of plan. Stalin chastened his subordinates, then allowed Marshal Koniev, Zhukov's rival, to launch one of his powerful tank armies at the city. The advancing Soviet forces were confronted by a desperate, inadequate German defence. General Weidling's panzer corps was dragged into the city in a futile attempt to prolong the existence of the Third Reich, whose leaders squabbled and schemed in their underground shelters, a world apart from the reality outside where their subjects suffered and died. Ten days later, after the suicides of Hitler and Goebbels, the survivors had to choose between breakout and surrender.Race for the Reichstag offers a compelling insight into the terrible final days of the Second World War in Europe.During many years working in senior official positions in Berlin Tony Le Tissier accumulated a vast knowledge of the campaign the led up to the fall of the city in 1945. He has researched every aspect of the battle in unprecedented detail and has published a series of outstanding books on the subject - The Battle of Berlin 1945, Farewell to Spandau, Berlin Then and Now, Zhukov at the Oder, Slaughter at Halbe, Berlin Battlefield Guide: Third Reich and Cold War and The Siege of Kstrin 1945: Gateway to Berlin.

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Race for the Reichstag
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Tony Le Tissier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Tony Le Tissiers classic account of the battle for Berlin dispels the myths created by Soviet propaganda and describes in graphic detail the Red Armys final offensive against Nazi Germany the race for the Reichstag. Among the soldiers of the Red Army, Berlin and the Reichstag in particular - was
Race for the Reichstag
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Tony, Le Tissier MBE
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

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Pages: 160
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-30 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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Race for the Reichstag
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Tony, Le Tissier MBE
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

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Pages: 205
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