Bridgehead Kurland is the exciting account of the little-known struggles of Heeresgruppe Kurland in the waning months of World War II. Despite six separate attempts by the Red Army, the German forces in the Kurland Bridgehead in the Baltic held out against massively superior forces. Despite revisionist claims by the Soviets after the war, the fighting in Kurland resulted in the pinning of large numbers of forces and, ultimately, an unsuccessful campaign. Once again, Franz Kurowski has brought to life many fascinating aspects of an Eastern-Front campaign that has heretofore received little attention in the West. In addition to providing a strategic overview, including not only the ground forces but also the role of the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine, he provides an intimate “you-are-there” look into much of the fighting.
Hard cover, small format, (6″x9″), 326 pages with 70 pages of photos and 15 pages of maps and illustrations.
ISBN 0921991 66-5