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Highly visual guides to history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics, and experiences of the opposing forces throughout each campaign, and concluding with a guide to the battlefields today.

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Peter D Antill has a background in international politics and defence studies, with a BA in International Relations from Staffordshire University and an MSc in Strategic Studies from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. A former Research Assistant in the Department of Defence Management and Security Analysis at Cranfield from 1998 to 2002, Peter is now pursuing a career as a writer. He is based in Swindon, UK.
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Product Details

  • Series: Campaign (Book 159)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; 1st edition (October 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841769150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841769158
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.3 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By R. A Forczyk VINE VOICE on November 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
The fall of Berlin 1945 has not received the type of in-depth, detailed and accurate historical writing that other Second World War campaigns have attracted. Even the better efforts, like books by Cornelius Ryan or Antony Beevor, are essentially journalistic accounts with limited military detail. To date, a good, focused military history of the Berlin campaign has not been written. Unfortunately, Osprey's Campaign #159 by Peter Antill is not that book either. Indeed, it is hard to assess Berlin 1945 as anything but a weak effort, entirely based upon easily-available secondary sources, with no attempt at analysis or original research. The author's narrative does not offer any new insights or information on the campaign, although it does provide a useful day-by-day summary framework.

The author's campaign chronology reveals an inability to retain focus on this subject, with many events included that occurred either decades before or decades after the actual campaign, such as "JFK's speech in Berlin in 1963" or the "renovation of the Bundestag in 1999." The chronology section, intended to highlight key dates andevents in the campaign, was wasted as a general history of 20th Century Germany. The sections on opposing commanders is adequate, although the capsule biographies provide little insight into the strengths and weaknesses of various leaders. The section on opposing plans seems to miss the fact that many of the best German forces still available were diverted to Hungary and that Hitler had not expected such a quick attack on Berlin. The section on opposing armies is little more than boilerplate material, with little discussion of how many men, guns, tanks, etc were available to defend Berlin.
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Fantastic research work on the defenses (and attacks) of the "last stand" of the Third Reich. Excellent diagrams, artwork, and archival photographs. I did have some issues - as did other reviewers, who noted these deficiencies quite well - with some of the facts. I do think some reviews were overly critical, in that Osprey books are not meant to provide comprehensive, definitive historical accounts. I do, though, expect them to be accurate. Overall, this book does provide that, and judged on those merits, I found this book useful, enjoyable, and largely in keeping with the facts (largely, not wholly).

I am particularly interested in the various flak towers that were used to defend Berlin in the last days (Seelow Heights, etc.), and unfortunately this book didn't cover those in much detail at all.

But, it does provide very good descriptions of the final battles, strategies, and the endgame of WW2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maciej on May 22, 2012
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This is a courageous thing to tackle such a great and archicomplexe battle with only one volume of limited size and I think the author and the editor did - with some reserves - the best they could.

The battle is explained clearly, although by necessity superficially (lack of space). Color plates are very good and there is three of them - it seems that after a short period of cheap and mean policy Osprey gave us back the third plate, greatly missed in some of the previous volumes. There is however one black spot - two out of three large two page maps (those which describe the fight in the city itself) are hardly of any help. They are difficult to understand and this is a pity, because the great maps in Osprey Campaign series are usually of high quality. Not so much this time.

One very strange and DISTURBING thing can be found in the description of events leading to the battle. Although very limited by the space attributed for this great event, author found the two lines necessary to precise that in August 1944 the Soviet Army "was unable to lend any assistance to the Polish Home Army as it rose against the Germans on 1 August 1944 (...) The result was that despite the Soviets dropping supplies to the insurgents towards the end of September, the Home Army had been crushed by overwheming German force by 2 October". Well, this statement, albeit mostly true, describes only part of reality and therefore is MISLEADING in its extreme generosity to Soviets.

The fact is that even when towards the end of August 1944 Soviet forces reached Vistula at Warsaw, no help was provided to the insurgents, as Stalin expressely forbid it.
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By DVo on January 4, 2014
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I wanted to know more about the battle and how it developed but I did not want an extremely in depth overview of the battle. I read through some parts a few times and I generally though it was a pretty good overview of the battle. I think one upgrade to the book would be slightly better mapping of the city and the progress the advancing russians were making day by day, but otherwise it was a great book that sets the stage for the battle after the Sielow Heights to its end.
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