Schiffer, Atglen, 1st Eng., lang., ed., 1991. 304 + (xvi) pp., various maps + photo-plates. D.j., marbled e.p.’s., 23 x 15cm. FINE. In 1944, when the entire Russo-German front was ablaze under continual Soviet attacks, wrong estimations by the highest German command led to critical decisions with grave consequences. The Red Army was growing increasingly stronger and led launched major offensives up and down the front. They engaged the Germans in a series of battles that ended in the collapse of Army Group Centre and catastrophic German losses of well over half a million casualties. This in-depth study uses presently available sources and reports of surviving participants to set forth the whole story.