WARSAW The Tank Battle at Praga July – September 1944 The 4th SS-Panzer-Corps vs The 1st Belorussian Front


A solid book generally covering both the German and Soviet sides, with interesting pictures and well researched information covering the fierce tank battles outside Warsaw during July – September 1944.The main German defence forces were the crack units of the IV SS Panzer Corps namely the 5th SS Panzer division Wiking, and the 3rd SS Panzer division Totenkopf which were the backbone to the defence. Another elite unit namely the Herman Goring Panzer division which was transferred in from Italy, and assisted by various army units, the German counterattacks at a great cost in casualties,eventually this caused the Russian 1st Belorussian front to grind to a halt,too late to really assist the Poles.

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