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Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II (General Military)

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 416
Author Prit Buttar
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Isbn-10 1780961634
Isbn-13 9781780961637
Dimension 16.05*3.78*24.31

Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II (General Military)

Prit Buttar's Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II (General Military)

With the exception of Poland, no region or territory suffered more greatly during World War II than the Baltic States. Caught between the giants of the Soviet Union and the Third Reich, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia became pawns in the desperate battle for control of Eastern Europe throughout the course of World War II. This is a story of conquest and exploitation, of Death and deportation and the fight for survival both by Countries and individuals. The three states were repeatedly occupied -- by the Soviet Union in 1939, by Germany in 1941, and again by the Soviet Union in 1944-45. In each case, local Government Organizations and individuals were forced to choose between supporting the occupying forces or forming partisan units. Many would be caught up in the bitter fighting in the region and, in particular, in the huge battles for the Courland bridgehead during Operation Bagration when hundreds of thousands of soldiers would fight and die in the last year of the war. Over 300,000 Soviet troops would be lost during the repeated assaults on the 'Courland Cauldron' before 146,000 German and Latvia troops were finally forced to surrender. No mercy was shown and all Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians who fought for Germany were executed. By the end of the war, Death and deportation had cost the Baltic States over 20 percent of their total population and the iron curtain would descend on the region for over four decades. Using numerous first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, Prit Buttar weaves a magisterial account of the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front and the three small states whose fates were determined by the fortunes and misfortunes of war.

Popular Tags: Baltic States Bitter Fighting Death and Deportation Eastern Forced Germany Individuals Latvia Soviet Union

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Why you should read Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II (General Military) by Prit Buttar

This book has been written by Prit Buttar, who has written books like On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942–March 1943,The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917–21,Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915,Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 (General Military),Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II (General Military). The books are written in Europe,Reference category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Reference. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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