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Festung Posen : "Bastion an der Wache", Hardback Book

Festung Posen : "Bastion an der Wache" Hardback


In January 1945 when the Red army launched their massive winter offensive, a number of German occupied towns on the path of the Soviet advance were declared fortresses by Hitler.

The garrisons were ordered to mount last-ditch stands.

Posen in Western Poland was one of them. In German hands and on the main route between Warsaw and Berlin it was a serious obstacle to Soviet re-supply efforts.By mid-January the town was surrounded by the Guards Rifle, troops of General Chuikov's 8th Guards Army.

The German troops, from a variety of less than experienced units, fought in bitter combat managing to hold the Red Army at bay for a full month.

Three survivors of the battle tell us their stories.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 150 photographs plus 32 colour profiles and 10 maps
  • Publisher: Leandoer & Co Forlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9789185657124



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