Discussions on High Command, strategy and the Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) in general.
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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?
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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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I would be tempted to add Budapest to that list.
He who lives by the sword, should train with it frequently.
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The battle for Wrocław is the longest. The fight for the fortress Küstrin 1945 is also interesting.