The Siege of Brest 1941: A Legend of Red Army Resistance on by Rostislav Aliev,Stuart Britton PDF

By Rostislav Aliev,Stuart Britton

ISBN-10: 1781590850

ISBN-13: 9781781590850

On 22 June 1941, quickly after 3am, the 1st German shells smashed into the Soviet frontier citadel of Brest – Hitler's Operation Barbarossa had all started. throughout a tremendous entrance stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea, the Wehrmacht complex, taking the pink military abruptly, brushing off the 1st surprised resistance, breaking via and taking millions of prisoners, yet the
isolated stronghold of Brest held out. The defenders, trapped and with out wish of aid, publish a tenacious resistance opposed to a complete German department because the Soviet entrance collapsed in the back of them. 

The heroic defence of Brest has turn into one of many legends of the second one international warfare at the jap entrance, an instance of selfless Soviet heroism within the face of Nazi aggression. Rostislav Aliev, during this gripping narrative, describes the battling in vibrant element, hour through hour. within the technique he strips away the myths and exaggerations that experience grown up round this recognized tale. 

Using eyewitness testimony and clean examine, he reconstructs every one degree of the siege – the surprise and violence of the preliminary artillery barrage, the disease one of the defenders as they struggled to prepare resistance, their doomed counter-attacks, the continual, cruel pounding of the cloth of the castle via German weapons and bombs, the bleak destiny of the Soviet survivors, and the intense aftermath – the suicidal resistance of small teams of pink military infantrymen working underground within the passages and dungeons of the shattered fortress.

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