Between Giants

Between Giants : The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

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The Baltic States suffered more than almost any other territory during World War II, caught on the front-line of some of the war's most vicious battles and squeezed between the vast military might of the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army. From an expert on the Eastern Front of World War II, this book chronicles the cataclysmic experience of the region that includes modern-day Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Combining new archival research and numerous first-hand accounts, this is a magisterial description of conquest and exploitation, of death and deportation and the fight for survival both by countries and individuals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 233 x 24mm | 528g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 24 b/w; 2 col
  • 1472807499
  • 9781472807496
  • 62,219

Table of contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Author's Note
Dramatis Personae

Chapter 1: Molotov, Ribbentrop and the First Soviet Occupation
Chapter 2: Rosenberg, Generalplan Ost and Preparations for Barbarossa
Chapter 3: The Wehrmacht in Full Flood
Chapter 4: The Baltic Holocaust
Chapter 5: Reluctant Allies
Chapter 6: Narva, January to April 1944
Chapter 7: Breaking the Deadlock: Summer 1944
Chapter 8: From Doppelkopf to Casar
Chapter 9: The Isolation of Army Group North
Chapter 10: Courland, October to December 1944
Chapter 11: Endgame
Chapter 12: Aftermath

Appendix 1: Place Names
Appendix 2: Ranks
Appendix 3: Acronyms
Appendix 4: Foreign terms
Extract from Battleground Prussia
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'A powerful pick... It comes packed with action shots and photos, first-hand accounts from soldiers on both sides - most of which have never appeared in English... No military collection strong in World War II should be without this specific, in-depth analysis.' The Midwest Book Review Praise for Prit Buttar 'a marvelously written and illustrated new work with excellent maps on a series of battles too long overlooked... [it[ deserves to be read by any true devotee of World War II.' Military Advisor
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About Prit Buttar

Prit Buttar studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. After leaving the army, he has worked as a GP, first near Bristol and now in Abingdon. He is extensively involved in medical politics, both at local and national level, and served on the GPs' Committee of the British Medical Association. He appears from time to time on local and national TV and radio, speaking on a variety of medical issues. He contributes regularly to the medical press. He has written a novel, and his first work of military history, Battleground Prussia (2010), received critical acclaim. Alongside his two titles on World War II, Buttar is mid-way through a four-part series looking at the Eastern Front in World War I for Osprey.
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