Why Normandy Was Won: Operation Bagration and the War in the East 1941-1945

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Here at last is the long-awaited story of the contributions of the Red Army in assisting in the success of the Allied invasion at Normandy. Operation Bagration was the massive Soviet assault on June 22, 1944 against Germany's Army Group Center in Byelorussia. Germany lost over 300,000 men in twenty-two divisions in just five weeks; this was a blow from which the Ostheer (the German Army in Russia) never recovered. In order to stabilize the front, the German command was forced to transfer forty-six divisions and four brigades to Byelorussia from other sectors, taking some of the pressure off the British and American troops in France.

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About the Author:

Ken Weiler was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army with the Department of Engineering and Military Science at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and was the legislative liaison NCOIC with the Army's SAFEGUARD antiballistic missile program at the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia. He has written several learned articles on historical preservation and is a board member of the Hanover Historical Society. He is also a trustee with the Eisenhower Society in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from George Mason University and the University of Virginia.

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"Ken Weiler has produced an insightful work that brings badly needed attention to this operation and explains its importance within the context of the war. Weiler has contributed an evocative and invaluable addition to the scholarship of the war on the Eastern Front, a 'must-have' for students of World War II." --Stuart R. Dempsey, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg National Military Park, and founder of Battleground History Tours.

"He masterly draws on all sources to provide an in-depth account on why Operation Bagration and the involvement of the Soviet Union was so important to the success of the landings in Normandy and opened the door for an Allied victory. A superb military work tying the Eastern and Western Fronts together, rigorously researched and splendidly written." --Edward J. Naugin, U.S. Air Cav, Viet Nam

"The bigger picture of warfare must be kept in mind even in one single battle. "Why Normandy Was Won: Operation Bagration and the War in the East 1941 - 1945 (subtitled) "How Stalin and the Red Army contributed to the success of the Allies at Normandy" grants a picture on the contributions of the Soviet Union to the western front of the war which allowed Britian and the United States to regain their foothold in continential Europe in more ways than just the splitting Germany's forces. "Why Normandy Was Won" paints a picture of what made one of the most legendary assaults in history all the more successful." --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

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