The Berlin 1945 Battlefield Guide: Part 1: The Battle of the Oder-Neisse

Author(s): David McCormack 

ISBN: 9781781556078
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The essential guide to understanding the last few tumultuous weeks of the war on the Oderfront campaign.
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  • A meticulously researched and highly detailed history and location guide

  • Insights into the human face of war

  • Period and contemporary photographs bring the history of the battlefield to life

  • An essential guide crammed with useful information and facts for explorers of the Oderfront

This guide is specifically tailored towards travellers making the leap from escorted tours to independent battlefield exploration. Along with essential tour information, there are useful tips, hints and suggestions aimed towards making your battlefield journey as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. While some tour professionals and guide authors still favour traditional ‘stands’, author David McCormack has used his own experience of leading tour groups to produce a more accessible guide based around ‘viewpoints’. Therefore, what you have is straight-forward, easy to use guide, and uncluttered by unnecessary maps, diagrams and tables.

Each ‘viewpoint’ has easy to follow directions, along with tried and tested satellite navigation instructions to take you direct to the scene of the action. This easy to use guide will prove to be your indispensable tour companion as you begin your exploration of the Oder-Neisse battlefields. Includes an accessible layout and easy to follow tour instructions; circular tours designed for novice battlefield explorers; tried and tested satellite navigation addresses for every ‘viewpoint’; lunch breaks and dining suggestions incorporated into tours; profusely illustrated with period and contemporary photographs; unencumbered by unnecessarily overcomplicated diagrams and maps; and detailed historical sections, which include some remarkable first-hand accounts.

BOOK ISBN 9781781556078
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 160 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 14 December 2017
TERRITORY UK and Worldwide
ILLUSTRATIONS 45 black-and-white and 29 colour photographs


David McCormack graduated with first-class honours in Contemporary Military and International History. A regular contributor of Japanese-based historical articles to the International Academic Forum’s Eye Magazine, he has also had eight articles entitled Japan at War published by the Armourer Magazine (2005-2006).