The Siege of Brest 1941

The Red Army's Stand against the Germans during Operation Barbarossa

Book Description

On 22 June 1941, the first German shells smashed into the Soviet frontier fortress of Brest--Hitler's Operation Barbarossa had begun. As the Wehrmacht advanced, taking the Red Army by surprise, the isolated stronghold of Brest held out in one of World War II's most legendary defenses. This graphic account chronicles the siege of Brest during the opening days of Operation Barbarossa.

  • Detailed, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the fighting, based on new archival research and eyewitness testimony
  • Describes how the Red Army garrison held out against a German division
  • Dispels the myths surrounding this remarkable story

  • About the Author

    Rostislav Aliev is a Russian journalist.

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