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Endkampf (Revised Edition)
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Endkampf (Revised Edition)

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This large-format volume is the first hardbound book to be released by the German publisher Luftfahrtverlag-Start. Consisting of 184 pages, with unique unpublished wartime photos, this title covers the battles fought by Wehrmacht units to defend the borders of the Reich.

This title contains 195 black and white wartime photos showing the German side. Most were taken by German soldiers during the final battles and thus represents a unique perspective, for by then film was difficult to obtain. Also included are 23 rare color photos taken during the fighting. All the photographs are accompanied by detailed text and maps which was extensively researched by the author. All the photos are reproduced full page on quality glossy paper to the highest possible standards.

Battles covered in this title:
•Nemmersdorf and Goldap, the Russian drive across the East Prussian border
•From Königsberg to Pillau - Fighting Withdrawal in Samland, East Prussia April 1945 (Panther photos)
•The 1st Marine-Schützen-Division actions at the Oder in the Zehden Bridgehead in February 1945
•The fighting in Silesia in spring 1945 (Panther photos)
•The battle for Fortress Breslau
•Actions by the "Hermann Göring" Fallschirmpanzerkorps at Bautzen and Görlitz in April 1945 (Panther photos)
•The Führer-Begleit-Division in the fighting in Lauban (Panther photos)
•The SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade "Wallonien" and the 4th SS-Polizei-Division in the Battle for Pomerania
•SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 560 z.b.V. in action at the Oder (Hetzer photos)
•The action against the Russian Bridgehead over the Oder at Küstrin and "Fortress Küstrin" (Panther and Hetzerphotos)
•Heiligenbeil and Oxhöfter Kämpe - the fight about the pockets at the Haff and the Danziger-Bucht

 Hardcover, 11.25" x 9.5", landscape format, English/German text, 184 pages,  193 B&W wartime photos, 23 rare colour photos, several military maps.


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J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing went into business in 1983 as Military Book Distributor, selling other companies’ books through the mail. Many of those books were in German, and so during the next few years a number of individuals commented on how it would be nice to see them in English. I investigated the costs and possibilities, and the first book was printed; 400 copies of a 40-page biography on Paul Hausser (how many of you own that one?). This was followed by European Volunteers, the first hard cover and first translation. And here we are now, almost 100 books later, and many more to go.

From the first day, the company’s objective was to provide translations of the very best German-language books covering the German ground forces in WW II and to publish them in a format that would last many years (hard cover, on acid-free paper, with laminated covers). It appears that we have been fairly successful.

Started as a one-man operation by John Fedorowicz, the company grew steadily until more help was needed. Over time, 3 partners came on board and we added Tiger Hobbies as a local outlet for modelers and book buyers. Eventually, as times and economic circumstances demanded, the company has returned to the original owner. However, Sharron, who came on board in 2002 as office manager, has stayed to keep me in line and on target. Ken helps with Tiger Hobbies. So here we are, John, Sharron and Ken - when you call you will get one of us.

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