retreat from Seelow and into Halbe area?

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headwest
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retreat from Seelow and into Halbe area?

Post by headwest » 04 Oct 2018 19:57

Hi

Is there any good books or info on that time period and area? I want to learn more about the troops at Seelow, and then what happened to those units from seelow, and who retreated into and thru Halbe etc.

i have seen some on both but nothing that details the whole picture in a concise order.

thanks much

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Re: retreat from Seelow and into Halbe area?

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Re: retreat from Seelow and into Halbe area?

Post by headwest » 09 Oct 2018 19:16

Thank you! I bought the book and its GREAT! thanks for the suggestion, I plan on reading his other works as well

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Re: retreat from Seelow and into Halbe area?

Post by guder » 21 Oct 2018 07:28

Das Reich Tigers from JJF has a section on the Halbe and Kummersdorf battles around a dozen pages with maps.

Paul

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Re: retreat from Seelow and into Halbe area?

Post by bam » 03 Dec 2018 21:07

Das reich tigers is good for the role of the about 12 or so sSSPz.abt.502 King tigers, which were the battering ram that 9th army used to break through 60km of successive Russian stop lines to reach rescue at Beelitz. Quite a few pages devoted to that story, as the KTs were instrumental in fighting 9th army free. Literally the last KT konked out in sight of Beelitz. Dramatic.

But a better book is Panther-Abteilung Brandenburg 1945. This has a lot of detail on the fighting on the oder in feb/mar/April with real oder photos, first person accounts, data. Then there's a chapter devoted to the Halbe Breakout, with some genuine photos from that journey, which are soo rare, and great maps.

Both are expensive, but if you can get 1, get the Brandenburg.

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Re: retreat from Seelow and into Halbe area?

Post by Dann Falk » 03 Dec 2018 23:26

Greetings,
You can also check out these two books:

Berlin Dance of Death by Helmut Altner, 2002. 248 pages 12 maps.
With our backs to Berlin by Tony Le Tissier, 2001. 215 pages 13 maps.

Both of these are a good read.

Dann

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