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Posted by Buckham Chris at Victories like this in the winter of convinced Hitler that his 6th Army could hold out in Stalingrad when surrounded in the winter of This is a highly detailed description of a very small battle in the Army Group North section of the russian front in Dec to May Lists with This Book. Written from the German viewpoint, this book gives a listing of all the German units entraped, their losses, and a detailed description of each days battles.

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Schmid, a paymaster logistics officer, assumed a position as an anti-tank crewman when injuries left the guns shorthanded. Given all that, I’d give it 4 stars out of 5. While I liked it, the book’s strengths and weaknesses got me thinking quite a bit about both what’s important in a military history and what I want military eic to do. The level of detail on the German side is impressive and although the book is interspersed with anecdotal details from the Soviet side, it feels more like a regimental history of the Kampfgruppe than a complete account of the battle.

Besieged The Epic Battle For Cholm

Sicherungs-Division, was assigned the responsibility for the coordination of the defence of Cholm. The Battle of Cholm was one of the first major tests of the performance of the German Army under adverse conditions. Showing of 20 reviews.


Hte look to be out of print. Will stackpole or other vendors work with the author for his other books? This siege is also of interest due to the methods used by the Germans for resupply; namely gliders and paradrop. General Scherer, a popular leader and inspiration to all his soldiers, despaired many times and was forced to continually plead for more men, more supplies and more aerial support.

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Adding to the narrative are numerous photographs taken during the siege by the Germans. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Here are links if you want to see the full image: It is an invaluable research resource given the extensive bibliography, copious footnotes and meticulous deconflicting of the primary sources.

Fog marked it as to-read Feb 06, Todd Farman rated it it was amazing Mar 13, I batlte read it everyday but it does make a change from the much broader picture which other Eastern Front historians tend to deal with.

Michal marked it as to-read Feb 02, I must say that I like bbattle trend away from dust jackets to printed covers, which I hope will continue. Return to Book Page. The bibliography is extensive and the text itself is well footnoted for those wanting to do further research. Arron Monroe rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Christopher Dunbar rated it it was amazing Mar 09, You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

I also made arrangements for cheaper postage. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The brutal winter conditions, collapse of portions of the German lines and the confusion of the barely controlled retreat resulted in a small force of a few thousand troops being surrounded in the village of Cholm.


Amit marked it as to-read Dec 25, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. No eBook available Amazon. His other books are very Stalingrad focused, either focusing on a part of that battle Island of Firehistories of units that fought there Death of the Leaping Horsemen, Into Oblivion, Croatian Legionmemoirs of participants An Artilleryman in Stalingrad, An Infantryman in Stalingrador a photographic record of the battle Angriff.

This is a departure from that theme, and concerns the fight for survival of an encircled German Kampfgruppe during the Winter and Spring of The Story Of Pionier-Bataillon Cholm was a bit south of the Demyansk Pocket, which has received a lot more attention and coverage, but I’ve not seen coverage of Demyansk as thorough as this book covers Kholm.

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Besieged The Epic Battle For Cholm by Jason D. Mark

Spelling of the town varies depending on sources. The epic battle for Cholm is probably the greatest set-piece battle of world war two from the german perspective. This book is not for everyone-the reader needs to want to know the smallest details epuc a battle little known in the West but, if interested, there is no fir book.

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That Scherer and his men prevailed is now an historical fact but analysis of daily radio traffic and combat reports reveals that the pocket’s survival was precarious; at times, even senior commanders doubted if it could be saved.

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