Race for the Reichstag

The 1945 Battle for Berlin

Tony Le Tissier

 
Date Published :
August 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848842304

Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 288
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Overview
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Tony Le Tissier’s classic account of the battle for Berlin dispels the myths created by Soviet propaganda and describes in graphic detail the Red Army’s 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 defense. 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.

About The Author
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During many years working in several senior official positions in Berlin – including spells as provost marshal and British governor of Spandau prison – Tony Le Tissier accumulated a vast knowledge of the Second World War on the Eastern Front. He has published a series of outstanding books on the subject including The Battle of Berlin 1945, Zhukov at the Oder, Race for the Reichstag, Berlin Battlefield Guide and The Siege of Küstrin 1945. He has also translated Prussian Apocalypse: The Fall of Danzig 1945, Soviet Conquest: Berlin 1945, With Paulus at Stalingrad and Panzers on the Vistula.

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