By Armin Scheiderbauer
The writer should be defined as a 'veteran' in each feel of the notice, although he used to be in basic terms elderly 21 whilst the struggle ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry department, German military, and observed 4 years of sour strive against at the jap entrance, being wounded six times.This is an exceptional own memoir, written with nice thoughtfulness and honesty. Scheiderbauer joined his unit in the course of the wintry weather of 1941/42, and through the next years observed fierce wrestle in lots of of the biggest battles at the jap entrance. His studies of the 1943-45 interval are rather noteworthy, together with his reminiscences of the big Soviet offensives of summer time 1944 and January 1945. partaking within the sour battles in East Prussia, he used to be captured via the Soviets and never published till 1947. Adventures in my early life is a different memoir - the writer initially wrote it just for his daughter. It hasn't ever been released in any language, in the past.
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Ammunition was given top priority, but the 1st Belorussian Front also had to provide fuel for its 2,000-odd tanks and assault guns, 7,000 trucks, 3,000 heavy artillery tractors and 2,500 supporting aircraft, as well as a daily consumption of 1,500 tons of bread and 220 tons of meat. The dumps were filled with the help of 1,200 trains (with 68,000 individual waggon-loads), and thousands of trucks were overhauled to carry the supplies beyond the railheads. The railway tracks through eastern Poland had been widened to the Russian gauge, which was a heroic undertaking in itself, and it was particularly difficult to transport the supplies on the final stage across the Vistula to the bridgeheads, for the bridges had only just been built by the Russian military engineers, and they were few and not especially strong.
Overview of operations, January-April 1945 RED STORM ON THE REICH occasional timid gleam showing through a chink. (Shtemenko, 1985, 375) The private face of Stalin was less accessible. It was not long since he had been found at his desk, unconscious from illness and exhaustion. When Marshal G. K. Zhukov was summoned to Stalin's country house in March 1945, he too found that the supreme commander's appearance, voice and walk all betrayed weariness. Zhukov ventured to ask whether anything more had been heard of Stalin's son Yakov, a pilot who had fallen into the hands of the Germans.
Both Fronts were well stocked with supplies when the offensive began, and the example of Zhukov's army group indicates the kind of quantities involved. Ammunition was given top priority, but the 1st Belorussian Front also had to provide fuel for its 2,000-odd tanks and assault guns, 7,000 trucks, 3,000 heavy artillery tractors and 2,500 supporting aircraft, as well as a daily consumption of 1,500 tons of bread and 220 tons of meat. The dumps were filled with the help of 1,200 trains (with 68,000 individual waggon-loads), and thousands of trucks were overhauled to carry the supplies beyond the railheads.