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    Tomb of the Panzerwaffe: The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary 1945 (Hardback) By (author) Aleksei Isaev, By (author) Maksim Kolomiets, Translated by Stuart Britton

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    DescriptionIn March 1945 the German Wehrmacht undertook its final attempt to change the course of the war by launching a counteroffensive in the area of Lake Balaton, Hungary. Here, the best panzer forces of the Third Reich and the elite of the Panzerwaffe were assembled - the panzer divisions SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Totenkopf, Wiking and others, staffed by ardent believers in Nazism and armed with the most up-to-date combat equipment, including up to 900 tanks and self-propelled guns. At the time, this was considered a secondary axis for the Red Army, and thus the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front had to stop the German counteroffensive with their own forces and could not count upon reinforcements from the Stavka Reserve, which were needed for the decisive storming of Berlin. Relying upon their combat skill and rich combat experience, the Soviet troops carried out this task with honor, stopping the tidal wave of German armor and inflicting a decisive defeat and enormous, irreplaceable losses upon the enemy. The defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army became a genuine catastrophe for Germany, and Balaton becamse the tomb of the Panzerwaffe. In this book, penned by two leading Russian military historians, this major defeat suffered by the Wehrmacht has been described and analyzed for the first time using data from both Soviet and German archives. It focuses not only on Operation Spring Awakening, but also describes the preceding Konrad offensives conducted by the Germans in the effort to come to the aid of the encircled and desperate German and fascist Hungarian defenders of Budapest. This edition is lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare photographs of destroyed or disabled German armor taken shortly after the battle by a Soviet inspection team, besides other photographs and specially-commissioned color maps.


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    Title
    Tomb of the Panzerwaffe
    Subtitle
    The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary 1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aleksei Isaev, By (author) Maksim Kolomiets, Translated by Stuart Britton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 660 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781909982161
    ISBN 10: 1909982164
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG, 1DVH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    DC22: 940.54213
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG, 1DVH
    DC23: 940.542139
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWL, JWLF, JWMV, JWCD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Helion & Company
    Imprint name
    Helion & Company
    Publication date
    06 November 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Solihull