Hitler’s Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic

Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic Book Cover Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic
Henrik Lunde
Military History
Casemate
2013
Kindle
289

This is a pretty decent, well-written account of the northern sector of the war in the East in late 1944-1945, but I agree with other reviewers that the book is rather mistitled--it actually spends very little time dealing with the purported topic of the book--the "wave-breaker concept".

A third of the book simply summarizes the war in Russia up until Bagration; while this part of the book is a decent summary, it is not necessary and probably not why anyone bought this book. The author also spends a fair bit of time explaining why Hitler adopted the "wave breaker concept" (the author refuses to call it a "strategy" because he argues that it was in fact the absence of a strategy) and why it was a bad idea. But he spends very little time describing the implementation of the strategy, or any details of the combat resulting from this "concept", which is what I had expected from the book.

In summary, not a bad book at all, but not really about the topic described in the title.

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