A German Soldier on the Eastern Front

A German Soldier on the Eastern Front

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A German Soldier on the Eastern Front

A First Hand Account of the Beginnings of Operation Barbarossa

Author:Franz Taut
Language:English Text
Dimensions:9" x 6"
Photos:20 wartime photos
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
Item No. 9781399058735

A firsthand account of the German experience on the front lines during the early days of Operation Barbarossa.

Following the German attack on the Soviet Union in 1941, the German-Soviet non-aggression pact was officially broken. After initial successes, it quickly became clear that the enemy could not be defeated that easily, as the unknown terrain and extreme weather conditions continued to exacerbate the problems.

Lieutenant Hohberg, who had previously fought in the French campaign, had been sent to the East after receiving his promotion. Having led his battery several times, he was now waiting in vain for tank support. However, the lack of supplies, not to mention the fire raids and air raids, made any further advance impossible, and with the Russian winter approaching, he knew that they would have to reach the Donets as soon as possible.