Here at last is the long-awaited story of the contributions of the Red Army in assisting in the success of the Allied invasion at Normandy. Operation Bagration was the massive Soviet assault on June 22, 1944 against Germany's Army Group Center in Byelorussia. Germany lost over 300,000 men in twenty-two divisions in just five weeks; this was a blow from which the Ostheer (the German Army in Russia) never recovered. In order to stabilize the front, the German command was forced to transfer forty-six divisions and four brigades to Byelorussia from other sectors, taking some of the pressure off the British and American troops in France.
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About the Author
Ken Weiler was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army with the Department of Engineering and Military Science at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and was the legislative liaison to Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) with the Army's SAFEGUARD antiballistic missile program at the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia. He has written several learned articles on historical preservation and is a board member of the Hanover Historical Society. He is also a trustee with the Eisenhower Society in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from George Mason University and the University of Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book opened up a new chapter of World War II in Europe I had not thought of before reading this book. The part the Russian Army played in allowing the American and British armies in Normandy time to land and build up by keeping the German's from transferring divisions to the West is a first. The material in the back of the book is also very interesting and makes the book more to use as a reference book. Very easy to read and understand.