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Bloody Leningrad Front - Spanish Blue Division WW2
Bloody Leningrad Front
Spanish Blue Division WW2
© 2013
247 pages; 8 chapters, 1 special report, and 5 appendixes
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From 1941 through 1943, German Army Group North fought along the Bloody
Leningrad Front.
Unable to feed the millions of Soviets encircled within Leningrad, the
Germans sought to hold the
Soviets down until the Eastern Front effort developed to the
extent that
Leningrad could be finally rubbed out. Bloody Leningrad Front is an
e-book that describes the role played by the
Spanish Blue Division along the Bloody
Leningrad Front
. At one time, the Spanish 250th Infantry Division was the strongest
infantry force on the
Bloody Leningrad Front, where the Germans had relinquished the
initiative and the local generals made so many mistakes that they lapsed into a torpor of
periodic lassitude. The battles of the
Spanish Blue Division are highlighted in Bloody
Leningrad Front
, especially the bloody Krasny Bor Battle. If you want to snuggle up in a
trench web, where you can enjoy the cordite mixed with blood and mud, as you defend
and counter attack with the Guripas of the
Spanish Blue Division, get it on with Bloody
Leningrad Front.
“The Spanish Blue Division command HQ drew up its infantry regiments on line to occupy the Volkhov River front from
Lobkovo south through Novgorod, and along the shores of Lake Ilmen to the mouth of the Veryazha River (a forty-mile
frontage). They deployed, from north to south, the 269th and 262nd Regiments and a mixed group of reconnaissance,
anti-tank, and other smaller units. With that deployment, the Blue Division of Spain became the largest foreign volunteer
unit to be deployed in combat by the Wehrmacht. It was full strength, fresh and a valuable addition to the battered Axis
divisions of Army Group North that had lost the initiative in the entrenchments snaking around Leningrad.
Yet, it was politically expedient not to let the Blue Division continuously sustain heavy casualties, since such a prolonged
crisis would undoubtedly motivate the Spanish government to withdraw all volunteers. Most of the millions of foreign
volunteers fighting for the Third Reich against the lair of world communism were secondarily motivated by their deep
respect of the martial excellence of the vaunted German Wehrmacht. As a result, many pro-German allies of the Third
Reich remained allies only as long as Germany was winning or stalemated. Any sign that the Germans were losing the
war, would cause some, if not all, German allies to withdraw.”
Excerpt from Bloody Leningrad Front

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