The Resource The fall of Hitler's fortress city : the battle of Konigsberg, 1945, Isabel Denny, (electronic resource)

The fall of Hitler's fortress city : the battle of Konigsberg, 1945, Isabel Denny, (electronic resource)

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The fall of Hitler's fortress city : the battle of Konigsberg, 1945
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The fall of Hitler's fortress city
Title remainder
the battle of Konigsberg, 1945
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Isabel Denny
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Language
eng
Summary
Through firsthand accounts, as well as archival material, The Fall of Hitler's Fortress City tells the dramatic story of the place and people that bore the brunt of Russia's vengeance against the Nazi regime. In 1945, in the face of the advancing Red Army, two and a half million people were forced out of Germany's most easterly province, East Prussia, and in particular its capital, Königsberg. Their flight was a direct result of Hitler's ill-fated decision to invade the Soviet Union in 1941. The Russians launched Operation Bagration in June 1944, to coincide with the D-Day landings. As US and British forces pushed west, the Russians liberated Eastern Europe and made their first attacks on German soil in the autumn of 1944. Königsberg itself was badly damaged by two British air raids at the end of August 1944, and the main offensive against the city by the Red Army began in January 1945. The depleted and poorly armed German army could do little to hold it back, and by the end of January, East Prussia was cut off. The Russians exacted a terrible revenge on the civilian population, who were forced to flee across the freezing Baltic coast in an attempt to escape. On April 9, the city surrendered to the Russians after a four-day onslaught
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Midwest
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Denny, Isabel
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940.5421724
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
  • Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
  • Prussia, East (Poland and Russia)
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adult
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The fall of Hitler's fortress city : the battle of Konigsberg, 1945, Isabel Denny, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781612000589
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12769999
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MWT12769999
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The fall of Hitler's fortress city : the battle of Konigsberg, 1945, Isabel Denny, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612000589
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12769999
Publisher number
MWT12769999
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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