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By Lucyna B. Radlo

ISBN-10: 0786440325

ISBN-13: 9780786440320

This bright memoir describes the author's studies as younger woman in Poland, compelled to escape to Warsaw after the Nazi bombing of Brest on the outbreak of global struggle II. She recounts the realities of existence in occupied Poland, together with the arrest by way of the Gestapo of her father and his dying quickly after in Auschwitz, the family's participation within the black marketplace and the Warsaw rebellion, and her catch and incarceration together with her mom in a compelled hard work camp. as soon as published from the camp, they joined their Russian family in Austria in simple terms to fast depart with them to prevent forthcoming Soviet forces, experiencing a month-long, usually comical trip on an ox-driven cart again to the U.S. sector of Germany.

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He led a dozen of his panzers against the enemy force, and destroyed three T-70 light tanks that were leading the attack. Close behind the tanks came trucks towing antitank guns. Five were destroyed from close range as they tried to move into position to fire on the panzers. Bäke's tanks then shot up troop-carrying trucks as they rolled across the ice. Fires blazed and there were loud explosions as the trucks' fuel tanks went up. The enemy was thrown back across the river and made no further attempts to cross here.

A short time later the Soviets entered Cherkassy. Dr. Bäke sent four Panzer IVs there. He was to retake Cherkassy. "I was not given an opportunity to carry out the attack, which would have surely succeeded, because in Snamenka, the starting point for the attack, I received an order from 6th Panzer Division to return to the Glinki area. In my opinion this was a mistake which was to cost many thousands of German soldiers in Cherkassy their lives. But the order was unequivocal. As a result, in the following weeks the enemy was able to complete the encirclement of Cherkassy.

The German operation between the Don and Dniepr Rivers was a success, and the danger facing Army Group Don (now renamed Army Group South) of being cut off was averted. When the 6th Panzer Division linked up with the southern part of Army Group Lanz, the Soviet Army Group Popov was completely cut off. The group of armored forces under von Oppeln-Bronikowski, of which 11th Panzer Regiment was the core, reached the western part of Bereka on 1 March, completing the encirclement of Popov's army group.

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