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Battleground Prussia

The Assault on Germany’s Eastern Front 1944-45
Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: History, European
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The terrible months between the arrival of the Red Army on German soil and the final collapse of Hitler's regime were like no other in the Second World War. The Soviet Army's intent to take revenge for the horror that the Nazis had wreaked on their people produced a conflict of implacable brutality in which millions perished.

From the great battles that marked the Soviet conquest of East and West Prussia to the final surrender in the Vistula estuary, this book recounts in chilling detail the desperate struggle of soldiers and civilians alike. These brutal campaigns are brought vividly to life by a combination of previously unseen testimony and astute strategic analysis recognizing a conflict of unprecedented horror and suffering.

©2010 Prit Buttar (P)2019 Tantor

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WW II Battleground Ignored by Western Historians

This is a great Audible selection if you have an interest in WW II history. It is a part of WW II history mostly ignored by Western Historians, especially those in the United States and Canada. Many WW II buffs probably know two things about Germany's notorious Eastern Front in WW II. Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and there was a big battle at Stalingrad. Unfortunately, the rest of that important history is mostly ignored by Western Historians. Prussia as a nation or kingdom no longer exists. Battleground Prussia shines a light on why. This is the story of the German Army and German Civilians in Prussia, Koenigsberg, and Danzig after the Nazis were pushed out of the Soviet Union. It tells of events up until the Soviet forces reached the Polish/German border. With great detail, the author, Prit Buttar, tells how the final battles on the Eastern Front played out. You'll find out how a much outnumbered and outgunned German Military held out as long as they did against overwhelming numbers of Soviet soldiers and equipment. You will get to know the commanders on each side, the names of each army, and the view from the common soldier and officers. And, how civilians managed to escape the Soviet onslaught despite the worst intentions of Hitler and the Nazi Party apparatus. If Battleground Prussia has a fault it is that it is detailed to a fault. With names of units. After awhile Grenadier, Fusilier, and Army all start to run together. The performance by Nigel Patterson is excellent.

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German war memoir

This book is told totally from a German point of view. I doubt slaves working on Prussian farms felt like “members of the family “. It might have been more believable if at least some Russians or German slaves were quoted. This is a German memoir, not a history book.

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Russian Atrocities

This book narrates shameful conduct of Russians and allies to punish innocent german people by expelling them out of Prussia and other german territories east of River Oder. It provides a narrative of heroic struggle of german armed forces to defend their land and people from russian communist monster under the tutelage of Stalin. Shame on all that participated on the rape and murder of the german females.

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Exhaustive analytical take on 20th century war

The savagery in 20th century conflict get no harsher than this . The delivery gets a bit tedious after 10 hours or so ,but overall , t's essential historical conflict reading .
Unfortunately , we as a species have learned precious little from periods of insanity such as this .

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Unsurpassed in detail.

A must for any serious history scholar. Unique and rare accounts that are expertly woven into a detailed delivery of an until now, little known part of World War 2 in Europe.

Expertly constructed, there is carefully sourced figures, units, places and times with personal accounts that bring this work to life.

We'll done.

Jez Walton

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