After the defeat at Stalingrad in January 1943, the German Army’s front lines were slowly smashed to pieces by the growing might of the Soviet Army. Yet these soldiers continued to fight gallantly. Even after the failed battle of the Kursk in the summer of 1943, and then a year later when the Russians launched their mighty summer offensive, code names Operation BAGRATION, the German Army continued to fight on, withdrawing under constant enemy ground and air bombardments. As the final months of retreat were played out on the Eastern Front in early 1945, it depicts how the once vaunted German Army, with diminishing resources, withdrew back across the Polish/German frontier to Berlin itself.
IMAGES OF WAR: GERMAN ARMY ON THE EASTERN FRONT : THE RETREAT 1943-1945
A very well chosen selection of photos offer a lot for modellers, perhaps one of the reasons for the popularity of the Images of War series among hobbyists. It does a good job of telling the story of German infantry troops in the final stages of the war.