Download e-book for iPad: The History Buff's Guide to World War II: Top Ten Rankings by Thomas R. Flagel

By Thomas R. Flagel

Did you recognize that neither Hitler nor Stalin graduated from highschool? Or that the Allies frequently hired teenage women as spies? within the background Buff's consultant to global conflict II, Thomas R. Flagel leaves no stone unturned as he offers dozens of best ten lists that research the politics, leaders, and battles of the second one global warfare. From Hitler to Stalin, battleground to domestic entrance, Flagel's compelling research and a spotlight to often-overlooked details guarantees a shock on each web page for even the main committed global warfare II buff. This clean, impossible-to-put-down ebook places a brand new standpoint on essentially the most seriously researched wars of all time and is sue to enthrall professional and novice historians alike.
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•Top Ten Speeches
•Top Ten factors of army Deaths
•Top Ten most well-liked Myths and Misconceptions
•Top Ten types of Resistance
•Top Ten army error

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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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