Battle of Königsberg 1945

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Owen, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just reading abit about this in my book on the French Normandie-Niemen squadrons.

    Can't believe I don't know anything about such a huge battle.

    I understand intial Soviet reports mentioned 20 000 German POWs, in fact there were 92 000 +.
    42 000 German soldiers died there as well as 45 000 + Soviet dead.

    Been looking at this on wiki.

    Battle of Königsberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Is there a decent book on it?
    Is this any good?
    KONIGSBERG 1945. THE ANNIHILATION OF HITLER'S FORTRESS CITY --- Helion & Company Limited

    Anyone been there on a battlefield tour.

    I did a forum search & couldn't find anything.

    As I say, a massive battle & I don't know a thing about it.
     
  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    The subject is dealt with in "Red Storm on the Reich" by Christopher Duffy although not in great detail.
     
  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Here is a link to photos of the city in Kalinigrad/Konigsberg in 2000.

    http://www.euronet.nl/~jlemmens/koenigsberg.html
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Königsberg? A place of immense suffering, no wonder the Russians still want to stick to it today, even if it is an isolated and economically unviable place stuck on the Baltic, separated from Russia proper by Latvia and Lithuania, or Belorussia.
     
  5. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

  6. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

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