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Le Tissier, Tony 1932-

Works: 40 works in 218 publications in 4 languages and 7,341 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Biography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives  Guidebooks  Autobiographies  Illustrated works  Military history  Personal narratives‡vSoviet 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: D757.9.B4, 940.54213155
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Most widely held works about Tony Le Tissier
Most widely held works by Tony Le Tissier
Patton's pawns : the 94th US Infantry Division at the Siegfried Line by Tony Le Tissier( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 94th US Infantry Division was an organization formed late in the Second World War, made up largely of draft-deferred university students as enlisted men and an officer corps pulled together from various domestic postings-with unfortunate consequences for mutual trust and respect." "Initially used as part of the force blockading the Brittany ports after D-Day, in December of 1944, the division was incorporated into General Patton's Third Army south of the Moselle-Saar Triangle, the base of which was a portion of the Siegfried Line known as the Orscholz Switch. Its first combat experience came in battalion-sized attacks during that terrible winter while the Battle of the Bulge raged to the north, and the Division suffered heavy casualties, many due to the ferocity of the winter weather." "Patton, with characteristic zeal, excoriated the division's officers and senior NCOs for the rale of non-com bat casualties. Thereafter, the division was ordered Forward on an all-out assault la break through the Siegfried Line. After horrific fighting against entrenched defenders, with ice turning to mud as spring approached, on February 19, 1 945, the 94th broke through to open the roads to Trier and the Rhine."--BOOK JACKET
SS Charlemagne : the 33rd Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SS by TISSIER, TONY LE( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 1945, as the triumphant Red Army crushed the last pockets of German resistance in central Berlin, French soldiers fought back. They were the last surviving members of SS Charlemagne, the Waffen SS division made up of French volunteers. They were among the final defenders of the city and of Hitler's bunker. Their extraordinary story gives a compelling insight into the dreadful climax of the Battle for Berlin and into the conflicts of loyalty faced by the French in the Second World War. Using extended eyewitness testimony from surviving members of the division, Tony Le Tissier reconstructs in graphic detail the part they played in the desperate combat in the devastated German capital"--Jacket
The siege of Küstrin, 1945 : gateway to Berlin by Tony Le Tissier( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unexpected arrival of Soviet troops at the end of January 1945 at the ancient fortress and garrison town of Küstrin came as a tremendous shock to the German High Command - the Soviets were now only 50 miles from Berlin itself. The Red Army needed the vital road and rail bridges passing through Küstrin for their forthcoming assault on the capital, but flooding and their own high command's strategic blunders resulted in a sixty-day siege by two Soviet armies which totally destroyed the town. The delay in the Soviet advance also gave the Germans time to consolidate the defences shielding Berl
Race for the Reichstag : the 1945 Battle for Berlin by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The soldiers of the Red Army identified the Reichstag as the German equivalent of the Kremlin, and this became the victor's prize to be taken in Berlin." "Meanwhile, the Germans improvised a defence with inadequate resources." "Tony Le Tissier's detailed account of the battle for Berlin lays the many myths created by Soviet propaganda after the event."--Jacket
The Battle of Berlin 1945 by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Berlin was truly a battle on an unprecedented scales. The Soviets massed 1.6 million troops for 'Operation Berlin', and Marshal Zhukov in the centra had half of them, but his initial attack floundered, lasting four days instead of one, and was so costly that he had to revise his plans for taking of the city, and to revise them yet again when Stalin allowed his rival, Marshal Koniev, to intervene. The battle for Berlin thus became a contest for the prize of the Reichstag, fought in the sea of rubble left by Allied aerial bombardments, now reduced further by the mass of Soviet
With our backs to Berlin by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final months of WWII the German Army was in full retreat. British and American troops were to cross the Rhine in the west and the Russians were advancing form the east. The book includes descriptions of what it was like fighting for the fatherland
Zhukov at the Oder : the decisive battle for Berlin by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Zhukov] had a reputation for utter determination and ruthlessness in achieving his objectives, regardless of the cost in human lives, and for demanding instant and absolute obedience to orders. In an army of millions the keys to success lay in strategy, logistics and determination, and Zhukov was master of all three. He lay great stress on personal reconnaissance and concise briefings. Having endured good planning and adequate resources for the attack, he left the execution to the subordinates, ensuring that they gained their objectives, irrespective of the cost. Here we see the contrast with his Western counterparts, whose experiences in the First World War had made them and their home countries opposed to any wastage of human life"--Page 10
After Stalingrad : seven years as a Soviet prisoner of war by Adelbert Holl( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for Stalingrad has been studied and recalled in exhaustive detail ever since the Red Army trapped the German 6th Army in the ruined city in 1942. But most of these accounts finish at the end of the battle, with columns of tens of thousands of German soldiers disappearing into Soviet captivity. Their fate is rarely described
Berlin dance of death by Helmut Altner( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A teenager's vivid and moving account of his experiences as a conscript during the final desperate six weeks of the Third Reich's existence ..."--Dust jacket
Berlin battlefield guide : Third Reich & Cold War by Tony Tissier( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains both walking and driving tours of various exploration, allowing the user to determine one-day tour or longer
Slaughter at Halbe : the destruction of Hitler's 9th Army, April 1945 by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teenaged refugees recount their experiences alongside Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS veterans attempting to maintain military discipline amid the chaos and carnage of headlong retreat. While army commanders strive to extricate their decimated units, demoralized soldiers change into civilian clothing and take to the woods. Relating the story day by day, Tony Le Tissier shows the impact of total war upon soldier and civilian alike, illuminating the unfolding of great and terrible events with the recollections of participants"--Jacket
Death was our companion : the final days of the Third Reich by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin then and now by Tony LeTissier( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Kampf um Berlin 1945 : von den Seelower Höhen zur Reichskanzlei by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2. Verdenskrig; USSR; Tyskland
Soviet conquest : Berlin 1945 by Tony Le Tissier( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did top Red Army commanders see the assault on Berlin in 1945 - what was their experience of the last, terrible battle of the Second World War in Europe? Personal accounts by the most famous generals involved - Zhukov, Koniev and Chuikov - have been published in English, but the recollections of their principal subordinates haven't been available in the west before, and it is their role in the final Soviet offensive that is the focus of Tony Le Tissier's fascinating book. These were the officers who were responsible for the execution of the Red Army's plan for the assault, in immediate tou
Marshal Zhukov at the Oder : the decisive battle for Berlin by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell to Spandau by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last British Governor of Spandau Allied Prison puts the record straight about the final years of Rudolf Hess's life, and his ultimate suicide while in Allied custody. [The author] ... counters the many allegations, which have abounded, that the prisoner was an imposter, that he was kept in isolation and even that he was murdered"--Page 4 of cover
Durchbruch an der Oder : der Vormarsch der Roten Armee 1945 by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschreibt minutiös die Vorgeschichte des Kampfes um Berlin 1945: den schwierigen, über 3 Monate sich hinziehenden Durchbruch der von Marschall Schukow befehligten Roten Armee
The Third Reich : then and now by Tony Le Tissier( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Race for the Reichstag : the 1945 Battle for Berlin
SS Charlemagne : the 33rd Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SSThe siege of Küstrin, 1945 : gateway to BerlinRace for the Reichstag : the 1945 Battle for BerlinThe Battle of Berlin 1945With our backs to BerlinZhukov at the Oder : the decisive battle for BerlinBerlin dance of deathBerlin battlefield guide : Third Reich & Cold War
Alternative Names
Le Tissier, A. H. 1932-

Le Tissier, A. H. (Anthony H.), 1932-

Le Tissier, Anthony 1932-

LeTissier, Tony.

LeTissier, Tony 1932-

Tissier, Anthony 1932-

Tissier Tony Le

Tissier, Tony le 1932-

English (130)

German (39)

Polish (1)

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