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Demyansk –43 has 26 ratings and 4 reviews. Andrew said: Good history needs editingThe book has good information. It is however an Osprey book and s . The Demyansk Pocket was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk, south of Leningrad, during World War. The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during World War II, stretching from.

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DEMYANSK 1942-43 The Frozen Fortress

Scott Sullivan rated it really liked it Jun 03, German forces inside the pocket consisted of 12th30th32ndrd and th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopfas well as Reich Labour ServiceOrdnungspolizei uniformed policeOrganisation Todtand other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90, German troops and around 10, auxiliaries.

Preview — Demyansk —43 by Robert Forczyk. The first thrust was made by the 11th Army1st Shock Army and the 1st and 2nd Guards Rifle Corps released for the rortress from Stavka reserve. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The books layout allows one to follow what happened and why and is helped by the various maps of the battles which took place in one of the longest sieges of the Second World War.

Demyansk – The frozen fortress – Robert Forczyk – Google Books

WW2 Reads marked it as to-read Jan 29, Return froaen Book Page. It is however an Osprey book and should be easy for someone to pickup who is unfamiliar with certain terminology. For the first time in military history, an army was supplied entirely by air. Toryn Green added it Oct 21, David marked it as to-read Sep 15, After stopping the Soviet winter counteroffensive, the German Want to Read saving….


Armee to withdraw from the pocket. Jeff rated it liked it Nov 26, Feb 15, Bruinrefugee rated it liked it. By using this site, you ffozen to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Lawrence rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Hart rated it liked it Nov 07, Paperback96 pages. Strategically, ‘weak spot’ in the German front, that the Soviets sought to breach.

Yigisox marked it as to-read Apr 10, Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. Originally, the German Portals Access related topics. Hitler gave what is believed to be his first of many no retreat orders. Tactically, it’s an interesting story of warfare on the Eastern front on a small scale, where overstretched infantry on either side couldn’t rely on massive aerial or armored 19422-43.

The frozen fortress Robert Forczyk No preview available – Good history needs editing The book has good information. Another pocket was also created around Kholm, with another 5, Germans inside. German success, Soviet failure [1].

Demyansk Pocket – Wikipedia

MTNWishlist added it Jul 09, This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat In other projects Deymansk Commons. A second thrust was executed on 12 February by the 3rd and 4th Shock Armies of the Kalinin Frontwith the additional plan of directly attacking the encircled German forces by inserting two airborne brigades to support the advance of the 34th Army.

Frozeh is probably another little known battle by most readers, which was fought through surrounded by swamps which made for difficulty of movement; the winter on the other hand froze the ground and hence made it a better option for attack by the Soviets. Joel Bergen marked it as to-read May 12, Armee occupied Demyansk in the autumn of because it was key terrain that would be used as a springboard demyansm an eventual offensive into the Valdai Hills.


Over the next several weeks, this corridor was widened. Andrew Bernier marked it as to-read Jun 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The German High Command had its eyes firmly fixed on Leningrad and Moscow giving little thought to the area between these cities as they had thought when both fallen mopping up could then be carried out in the rural areas. Refresh and try again.

Originally, the German Location of Demyansk within modern European Russia. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

During the siege, the crack 3. Armee occupied Demyansk in the fall of because it was key terrain – a crossroads located on high ground amidst a sea of swampy terrain – that would be used as a The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement fortreas on the Eastern Front during the Second World War, stretching from February to February Brittany Farrell rated it liked it Jan 02, Steven Mercatante rated it really liked it Sep 20, However, owing to the very difficult wooded and swampy terrain, and heavy snow cover, the initial advance by the Front was very modest against stubborn opposition.

Armee mounted two major relief efforts to rescue their trapped forces in the Demyansk and Kholm pockets, which were finally relieved in April-May