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Where the Iron Crosses Grow - The Crimea 1941-44

Robert Forczyk

The Crimea was one of the crucibles of the war on the Eastern Front, where first a Soviet and then a German army were surrounded, fought desperate battles, and were eventually destroyed. The fighting in the region was unusual for the Eastern Front in many ways, in that naval supply, amphibious landings, and naval evacuation played major roles, while both sides were also conducting ethnic cleansing as part of their strategy-the Germans eliminating the Jews and the Soviets purging the region of Tartars. From 1941, when the Soviets first created the Sevastopol fortified region, the Crimea was a focal point of the war in the East. German forces under the noted commander Manstein conquered the area in 1941-42, which was followed by two years of brutal colonization and occupation before the Soviet counteroffensive in 1944 destroyed the German 17th Army.

The Crimea was one of the crucibles of the war on the Eastern Front, where first a Soviet and then a German army were surrounded, fought desperate battles, and were eventually destroyed. The fighting in the region was unusual for the Eastern Front in many ways, in that naval supply, amphibious landings, and naval evacuation played major roles, while both sides were also conducting ethnic cleansing as part of their strategy-the Germans eliminating the Jews and the Soviets purging the region of Tartars. From 1941, when the Soviets first created the Sevastopol fortified region, the Crimea was a focal point of the war in the East. German forces under the noted commander Manstein conquered the area in 1941-42, which was followed by two years of brutal colonization and occupation before the Soviet counteroffensive in 1944 destroyed the German 17th Army.
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Genres:

History

Description:

The Crimea was one of the crucibles of the war on the Eastern Front, where first a Soviet and then a German army were surrounded, fought desperate battles, and were eventually destroyed. The fighting in the region was unusual for the Eastern Front in many ways, in that naval supply, amphibious landings, and naval evacuation played major roles, while both sides were also conducting ethnic cleansing as part of their strategy-the Germans eliminating the Jews and the Soviets purging the region of Tartars. From 1941, when the Soviets first created the Sevastopol fortified region, the Crimea was a focal point of the war in the East. German forces under the noted commander Manstein conquered the area in 1941-42, which was followed by two years of brutal colonization and occupation before the Soviet counteroffensive in 1944 destroyed the German 17th Army.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

13h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

47:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

55:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

55:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

40:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

43:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:15