Germany's Eastern Front Allies (2)

Baltic Forces

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Description

The Baltic nations Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania enjoyed a brief independence between the World Wars before being annexed by the USSR in 1940. The grim experience of Soviet occupation made it inevitable that after the German invasion of Russia in 1941 they would fight beside the Wehrmacht as allies against the Red Army while always hoping for restored independence. That hope was crushed again in 1944-45; yet 'Forest Brother' guerrillas continued to fight against hopeless odds for years after the second Soviet occupation. This extraordinary story is illustrated here with rare photos, insignia charts, tables of units and detailed uniform plates.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780967349
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 37 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 363
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist an…

Illustrator

Darko Pavlovic

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