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Images of War: Fall of Berlin

Publisher: Pen & Sword   Author: Ian Baxter

Using an excellent range of wartime photographs of both Russian and German armies the author Ian Baxter superbly describes the last attempt by German forces to defend Berlin from assault by Russian army,

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Stalingrad 1942

Stalingrad was one of the major battles that became a turning point in WW2 on the eastern front in Russia. Hitler decided to launch a new offensive in July 1942 with the aim of taking Stalingrad. General Friedrich Paulus, who commanded the 6th Army, was given orders to capture the city. Stalingrad was the centre of all rail and water communications for Southern Russia which made it a prime target for capture.

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