Seelow Heights today

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Seelow Heights today

Post by headwest » 30 Jun 2020 16:30

Hi

Hope this is ok in this forum. I have been studying as best I can the battle for Seelow, Halbe etc. When I google earth Seelow today there are still many mahy trenches and gun emplacements to be seen. However I am from the US and do not know the local laws etc.

If/When I visit Seelow would be a place and Halbe etc and trying to retrace the battle and retreat. Do you know if you can drive some of those small country farm roads to the trenches and explore them? I know in the US places like gettysburg have well defined parks, paths, details and I know that isn't the case for WW2 and Germany but do you need permission? how do you know who owns what? I wouldn't go everywhere but there are a couple places I have historically linked to units that have trenches still there and it would be cool to see them.

also, is there a definitive, accurate book on seelow, hlabe to berlin you would recommend?

thanks much!

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Re: Seelow Heights today

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 01 Jul 2020 07:32

Best book on this topic (and I have read nearly everything on it):

Der Krieg an der Oder

by Torsten Fudel

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Re: Seelow Heights today

Post by headwest » 01 Jul 2020 13:28

oh thanks Jan! I will check that out

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Re: Seelow Heights today

Post by Art » 02 Jul 2020 21:49

Jan-Hendrik wrote:
01 Jul 2020 07:32
Best book on this topic (and I have read nearly everything on it):
Der Krieg an der Oder
Any more details on it (sources, scope, content, novelty)? Amazon description is rather non-specific.

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Re: Seelow Heights today

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 03 Jul 2020 05:00

It is a day-to-day account from the beginning of the seelow battle till the fighting in the outskirts of Berlin, well sourced, simply marvelous!

Great for someone who loves it detailed.

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