Foreword /Prologue /Chapter 1: The Crimea under the Hammer and Sickle, 1920-41 /Chapter 2: The Onset of War, June-August 1941 /Chapter 3: Across the Tatar Wall, September 1941 /Chapter 4: The Ring Closes Around Sevastopol, November-December 1941 /Chapter 5: Winter War, December 1941-March 1942 /Chapter 6: The German Conquest, May-July 1942 /Chapter 7: The German Occupation of the Crimea, 1942-44 /Chapter 8: The Red Army Returns to the Crimea, 1943 /Chapter 9: German Defeat in the Crimea, 1944 /Chapter 10: Postscript 2014 /Appendices /Notes /Bibliography /Index
The Crimean Peninsula was the setting for the destruction of a number of armies in World War II, both Soviet and German, and this study, now available in paperback, reveals the ebb and flow of conquest in the region.
Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the US Army Reserves having served 18 years as an armour officer in the US 2nd and 4th infantry divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). Dr Forczyk is currently a consultant in the Washington, DC area.
"Drawing on extensive archival research, Forcyzk relates in historical context the nature and noteworthy events of 1941-44 regional clash, including horrific instances of ethnic cleansing." - Military History