Casemate's Soviet destruction of Army Group South

Author/Artists: Ian Baxter




$28.95 MSRP from Casemate


Scott Van Aken

Notes: 128 pages,  softcover, over 100 photos and illustrations. 7x 10 inches.
ISBN: 978-1-63624-262-0

One of the goals of the German Army during the war with the Soviets, was the capture of the Caucus oil fields. As such, a lot of effort was put into operations in the south. The reversal of fortunes at Stalingrad during the winter of 1942/43 changed the focus of the German army in the south from the offense to the defense. It also allowed the Soviets to go on the offensive for the first time during the war.

In reality, the Germans had overextended themselves. Their supply lines were very long and often equipment had to be abandon due to a lack of supplies. Thus began the long push back. During this time the Soviets got stronger while the Germans went in the opposite direction. This book covers the long push back during the years 1943-45.

In line with other books in this series, this is as much a photo book as it is a history. It draws a good balance between the two, covering the larger battles and providing images from both the German and Soviet side of the campaign. If you have read other books in this series, then you know what to expect. If you are new to it, then this would be a great title in which to get acquainted. It is well worth picking up.

March 2023

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