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: 28/12/2018
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9789185657124