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Three Battles of Vitebsk
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Three Battles of Vitebsk

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The Three Battles of Vitebsk Volume 1 is the first book of three to deal with the battles for Vitebsk in Byelorussia from July 1943 to May 1944. A largely ignored struggle because of the importance of Operation Zitadelle and its aftermath in southern Russia, it nevertheless involved large numbers of German and Soviet troops, resulting in significant losses to both sides. The operational moves were initiated by the Soviets, who wanted to capture Vitebsk, an important German supply node, and then drive northwest to the Baltic Sea, cutting off Armeegruppe Nord. The assault hit at the 3.Panzer Armee, the unit on the boundary between Armeegruppe Nord and Armeegruppe Mitte.

This volume covers the fighting from September to December 1943, as 3.Panzer Armee desperately tries to defend and fall back to the Panther Line. Initially, although designated as Panzer, the army only had a few assault guns within the new Fallschirmjager-Korps. It was slowly given some strong assets in the form of the 20.Panzer-Division, a Tiger battalion, and some other antitank units.

This volume is a photographic, text and map record of the fighting. Especially nice are the photographs, and the art work from Jean Restayn, who is also the author. Many of the photos are full page, and the collection is a treasure trove for the aficionados of German armour, especially Tigers. The art work shows German and Russian armour profiles in beautiful, full colour, and includes many equipment and marking details, as well as several figures with weapons. This book should be a welcome addition to any library dealing with WW II armour.

On acid-free glossy paper, 9” x 12” hard cover, 200 pages, 215 photographs (many full page), 32 pages of colour profiles and figures, 2 German armour strength tables, 6-page German and Soviet Order of Battle, 6 black and white maps in book, plus a large, removable, full-colour foldout map showing the Vitebsk, battle area.







About Us

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.

Defying the hard economic situation, we plan to publish many more excellent books in the future and to serve your reading and modeling needs for many more years.