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Combat History of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 276
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Combat History of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 276

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This is the dramatic story of the unsung heroes of the Eastern Front of World War 2, the assault gun soldiers of the Sturmartillerie. Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 276 was one of many assault guns battalions formed to fight the onslaught of the numerically vastly superior Soviet Forces. They provided armored protection to the largely foot-bound infantry of the German Army. Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 276 was formed in the summer of 1943 and fought exclusively in the East until it was virtually wiped out in 1945 in northern Prussia. This history is written entirely in the form of first-hand accounts by members of the former battalion. As such, the reader is drawn into the world of the assault gunner, where cunning and tactical expertise were needed to slug it out with superior numbers of Soviet tanks. Always giving better than it got, the men of the assault artillery accounted for a large number of tank kills on the Eastern Front — far more than their numbers would indicate. Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 276, later redesignated Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 276 in early 1944, was one of the better Sturmgeschütz units, and produced a number of Knight’s Cross recipients. This is the story of the fighting men of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 276, from the formation of the unit, through the bitter defensive fighting in the East and, ultimately, the story of their betrayal at the hands of the Swedes when they were interned at the end of the war. In addition to the exciting first-hand accounts of fighting on the Eastern Front, there are more than 140 photographs of the unit which are being published here in the English version of the book for the first time.

Hard cover, small format (6"x9"), 306 pages, 145 period photographs and approximately 10 maps and diagrams.

ISBN 0921991 54-1

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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.

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.