New JJF book - Posen 45

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New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby krichter33 » 16 May 2018 07:48

JJF will be publishing Posen 45 by Baumann this summer!

https://www.jjfpub.mb.ca/product/posen- ... he-warthe/

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby mars » 16 May 2018 14:27

It looks like a compilation of documentations, so war diary ? Memoirs of the survivors ?

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby mars » 16 May 2018 18:55

POSEN ’45: BASTION ON THE WARTHE is the account of the month-long siege of the city of Posen at the beginning of 1945. Declared to be a Festung (Fortress) by Hitler on January 20, its soldiers were to defend the city to the death. The defense of the city lay in the hands of a collection of 15,000 German and Latvian troops, supported by a few Sturmgeschütze, one Tiger I, two Panthers, one Hetzer, and a few SPWs.

The first Russian units reached Posen on January 22 and cut it off from the rest of the German forces. During the next month of bitter fighting 36,000 Soviet troops and supporting units fought through a number of forts and fortifications that had been constructed in the late 1800’s, and across the city, until the last German fighters surrendered on February 23 in the Citadel.


So only 36,000 Soviet troops directly involved attacking Posen? I have read somewhere both Soviet 1st Guard Tank Army and 8th Guard Army, more than 100,000 men, were committed into the battle of Posen

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby Art » 16 May 2018 20:31

6 divisions with some 5 000 men average strength plus support units, I would say 40-50 000 men total. No large tank units involved in the assault itself.

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby mars » 17 May 2018 02:27

Art wrote:6 divisions with some 5 000 men average strength plus support units, I would say 40-50 000 men total. No large tank units involved in the assault itself.


So the statistics in this book is accurate, thanks, Art! What was the Soviet army causalities ?

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby Art » 17 May 2018 10:42

By my count at least 12 000 casualties.

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby mars » 17 May 2018 14:13

Art wrote:By my count at least 12 000 casualties.


Do you have Soviet OOB and casualties break down, thanks in advance, Art, you are always helpful

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby Art » 18 May 2018 11:01

Posted in another topic:
viewtopic.php?f=79&t=235316

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Re: New JJF book - Posen 45

Postby mars » 18 May 2018 12:46

Thanks Art !


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