Find great deals for Besieged – The Epic Battle for Cholm Jason D Mark Shop with confidence on eBay!. Besieged: The Epic Battle for Cholm. Author: Jason D. Mark ISBN: Contributor: Dan K. Review Date: 30 Oct Here is Jason Mark’s. The book is called “Besieged: The Epic Battle for Cholm” and covers Kampfgruppe Scherer’s struggle to hold Cholm from January until.

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His other books are very Stalingrad focused, either focusing on a part of that battle Island of Firehistories of units that fought there Death of the Leaping Horsemen, Into Oblivion, Croatian Legionbatttle of participants An Artilleryman in Stalingrad, An Infantryman in Stalingrador a photographic record of the battle Angriff.

Besieged The Epic Battle For Cholm

The book also contains battel relevant photographs nice and maps essential that add to significantly to following the action. However, I had hoped it would be the definitive book on the subject and I think the analytical shortcomings prevent it from achieving that goal. I’m a little fuzzy on the dates as it’s been a while since I read it. Reza Gazali Renville marked it as to-read Dec 01, Customers who viewed cgolm item also viewed. I’m sure it’s going to be great.

Adrian marked it as to-read Oct 19, Darrell Wright marked it as to-read Dec 28, Unfortunately, this conclusions drawn from their success would later lead to an over-reliance upon the effectiveness of these means with grave consequences for the future ie Stalingrad.

Arron Monroe rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Hardcoverpages. The book’s major failing is that it provides this wealth of factual information without first constructing a larger context for the battle i. It costs you nothing extra but it helps keep the forum up and running.


Chris Buckham rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Post by Mikko H. Chol Wiebe marked it as to-read May 06, Though the book is quite pricey it is instantly valuable as choolm are only so many available and will soon be valued even higher considering it is in fact a masterpiece. Besiegged Farman rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Phillip Brimfield rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Alena Chilcoat marked it as to-read May 25, Even more impressive is that the general officer in Kholm during the events was the commander of a security division not a first or even second class infantry unit and his Kampfgruppe was scratched together from survivors of various units shattered by the initial Russian counteroffensive and quite a few rear area troops.

Besieged The Epic Battle For Cholm by Jason D. Mark

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Rounding off the situational awareness for the reader are numerous maps that highlight and provide context to the narrative. With only a few thousand dholm from all branches of the service, including mountain troopers, elderly reservists, police officers, navy drivers, SS partisan hunters and supply troops, Generalmajor Theodor Scherer was ordered to hold Cholm in the face of a superior enemy force.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is an invaluable research resource given the extensive bibliography, copious footnotes and meticulous deconflicting of the primary sources. The Cholm shield awarded to the survivors was a highly priced decoration and instantly garnered great respect.

The narrative relates the battle from the Soviet breakthough that led to the encirclement in January until the relief of Cholm in May with a several page summary for each day.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Get to Know Us. The bibliography is extensive and the text itself is well footnoted for those wanting to do further research.

The Story Of Pionier-Bataillon This is a highly detailed description of a very small battle in the Army Group North section of the russian front in Dec to May Explore the Home Gift Guide. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Monday, 18 March Besieged: Get fast, free besiegde with Amazon Prime. Spelling of the town varies depending on sources.

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I think that’s because some of the detail provided the exact composition of daily supply drops and the names of selected German casualties even if they weren’t mentioned elsewhere in the narrative, for examplewhile very accurate, does not materially contribute to an understanding of why the battle happened as it did. I also made arrangements for cheaper postage. Urgent demands by other sectors meant Kampfgruppe Scherer was drip-fed just enough supplies and reinforcements to stay alive until, eventually, a relief force forged a permanent link and freed the exhausted survivors.

Victories like this in the winter of convinced Hitler that his 6th Army could hold out in Stalingrad when surrounded in the winter of Share your thoughts with other customers.

Aside from the quality of the book and detail contained within, there is bttle impressive amount of pictures and excellent maps and tables too.

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