German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance is a highly illustrated record of the extraordinary feat of arms that saw the Nazi armies drive deep into the vast terrain of the Soviet Union early in Operation Barbarossa, to the gates of Stalingrad, Leningrad and Moscow. It traces the campaign from these hopeful beginnings until, on the brink of victory, the defenders and the onset of winter contrived to slow and then halt the advance. It vividly conveys the appalling conditions endured by the invaders. By early 1943 the German advance finally petered out, leaving some 1.5 million dead from the battle of Stalingrad alone. The long and fatal retreat was about to begin.
IMAGES OF WAR: GERMAN ARMY ON THE EASTERN FRONT -THE ADVANCE
A stark pictorial history of the beginning of Operation Barbarossa – Hitler’s invasion of Russia, – and its doom as the Nazi legions were halted by the onset of winter and stiffening Russian resistance at the very gates of Leningrad, Moscow and Stalingrad..