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Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

Might make an interesting companion with David Glantz's "Red Storm Over The Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944" which covers the April-May time period.

Personal logo HidaSeku Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Another book to add to my wishlist :)

Beowulf Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Jul 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

Wasn't the battle of Jassy a smashing German defensive victory that stabilized the Balkan front for months? Is this The Twilight Zone version?

Puster Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:28 p.m. PST

@Beowulf
The battle in August 44 certainly was not a "smashing German victory". Perhaps you refer to the earlier battles? One major offensive failed in June.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

The first battles for Iasi (Jassy) were in May and covered in Glantz's book. This book covers the operations at the end of August some 3 months later. So, as I said, might be a great companion.

Beowulf Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Jul 2017 6:04 p.m. PST

@ Puster and Marc: yes, you are right. I was not aware the soviets tried their luck in the same place 3 months later.

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