THE DESTRUCTION OF GERMANY, 1943-1945

I. THE EXPULSION OF THE WEHRMACHT FROM RUSSIA

   A. KURSK, JULY 43

   B. STRENGTH OF THE RED ARMY

   C. GERMANY’S DEFENSIVE STRATEGY

   D. LIBERATION OF LENINGRAD, JAN 44

   E. CROSSING THE POLISH FRONTIER, MAR 44

II. OVERLORD AND BAGRATION

   A. STAVKA’S OPTIONS AND SHAEF’S NEEDS

   B. OVERLORD, 6 JUN 44

   C. BAGRATION, 22 JUN 44

   D. THE CRISIS OF AUGUST 1944

        1. STAUFFENBERG, ROKOSSOVSKY, PATTON

        2. THE POLISH HOME ARMY

        3. “THE FUHRER’S FIREMAN”

        4. A MISSED OPPORTUNITY?

III. GERMANY’S LAST GASPS

   A. V-WEAPONS

   B. AUTUMN MIST, 16 DEC 44

   C. THE IMPORTANCE OF BAGRATION

IV. THE PINCERS OF SPRING 1945

   A. STALIN’S CONCERNS

   B. THE RHINE OFFENSIVE, MAR-MAY

   C. DRIVE ON BERLIN, 16 APR – 8 MAY

   D. TORGAU ON THE ELBE, 25 APR

   E. HITLER’S SUICIDE, 30 APR

   F. V-E DAY, 8 AND 9 MAY 1945