Festungs of 1945- Toughest & Most Interesting?

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Festungs of 1945- Toughest & Most Interesting?

Post by wolfguy » 18 Jan 2021 07:11

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Which of these 1945 fortress battles do you think was the toughest for the Soviets to crack and which one interests you the most?

Danzig
Konigsberg
Posen
Breslau


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Re: Festungs of 1945- Toughest & Most Interesting?

Post by pintere » 20 Jan 2021 00:06

For both questions I'd say Breslau. Königsberg & Danzig fell in days, Posen after almost a month. Breslau held out for 3 months, and the defenders put up a pretty impressive fight (certainly more so than in the other 3 fortresses). There's even a pretty decent book published by Stackpole concerning the siege. Definitely worth a read!

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Re: Festungs of 1945- Toughest & Most Interesting?

Post by Poot » 22 Jan 2021 16:52

I would be tempted to add Budapest to that list.

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