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Old 17th February 2020, 17:39
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Update on "Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin"

Update by author Aaron Hamilton via Stone & Stone Second World War Books website

Re: Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin, April 1945

"The revised and expanded edition published by Helion is at the printers. This new edition offers a highly illustrated, thoroughly rewritten and expanded text. It's completely revised maps depict the battle day-by-day throughout the city's various districts.

The main text is over 500 pages in length, with 24 tables and nearly 300 black and white images. A separate map book of over 60 pages is included. The map book contains nearly 50 color and black/white maps (to include period aerial imagery). In addition, there are a dozen color images of Berlin's ruins and military vehicles after the battle.

The second edition benefited from a decade of new research that resulted in nearly 200 additional pages of new material being added. Extensive new German and Soviet era primary documents were acquired. Among those new documents were details about the German Flak Towers and how they participated in the ground fighting, and new accounts of the street fighting and various breakouts from German veterans published in English for the first time. Scores of new Red Army's front-line soldier accounts were translated and incorporated. These accounts provide new details of the fighting along the Seelow Heights, Polizeipraesidium, Treptower Park, Berlin Zoo and other locations by the men who fought there.

Arguably, the most significant new material I acquired over the last decade was the Operation War Diaries for the 1st Belorussian, 2nd Belorussian and 1st Ukrainian Fronts. These documents offered an unparalleled view into the operational decisions and tactical problems faced by the Red Army during their final battles in April-May 1945. Their material has never been utilized in previous works on the battle of Berlin. The 'Lessons Learned' produced at the battalion and regimental level cover all topics from use of tanks, artillery in the city and tactical urban combat. They reveal with authority what worked and did not work tactically during the Red Army's assault into the city."

One well known internet distributor gives a date of availability as April 2nd with a price of $89.95
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