Table of contents for Gotterdammerung 1945 : Germany's last stand in the east / Russ Schneider ; edited by Richard S. Warfield.


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Maps                                             ix
Introduction-East Versus West in 1945            xi


              PART I-IN THE EAST

CHAPTER 1-NO EXIT FROM COURLAND
Army Group North Fights with Its Back to the Sea  3
CHAPTER 2-BUDAPEST MERRY-GO-ROUND
IV SS Corps Attempts to Raise the Siege         21
CHAPTER 3-A DELUGE OF SHELLS
The Soviet Offensive Demolishes the German
Vistula Front                                   35
CHAPTER 4-STALIN
Terror and Relaxation of Terror                 57
CHAPTER 5-GROSSDEUTSCHLAND
The Army Within the Army                        67
CHAPTER 6-HITLER AND GUDERIAN
Mann Gegen Mann                                 73


              PART II-POMERANIA

CHAPTER 7-SONNENWENDE
11th SS Army Counterattacks from Stargard       83
CHAPTER 8-VILLAGES, REFUGEES, CHAOS
Treks of the 5th Jaegers and 15th Latvian SS   111
CHAPTER 9-AFTERMATH OF SONNENWENDE
Retreat from Stargard to Stettin               121


                PART III-SILESIA

CHAPTER 10-THE HANGMAN TAKES COMMAND
Schorner's Reign in Silesia                    133
CHAPTER 11-JOURNEYS BY RAIL
Travels of 8th Panzer Division                 143




CHAPTER 12-LAUBAN
A Rare German Success in 1945                 163
CHAPTER 13-HORROR
A Tour of Striegau                            179
CHAPTER 14-THE RUSSIANS
Mysteries of Life in the Red Army             183


               PART IV-HUNGARY

CHAPTER 15-STALINGRAD BY THE DANUBE
To the Bitter End in Budapest                 205
CHAPTER 16-MUD
The Final Ride of the SS Panzer Divisions     237


       PART V-EAST AND WEST PRUSSIA

CHAPTER 17-FORTRESS GRAUDENZ
257th Infantry Regiment Takes Its Turn to Die 269
CHAPTER 18-VERHEIZEN
Trapped against the Baltic                    279
CHAPTER 19-BIX AND THE JAGDPANTHERS
Tank-killing Ace of 4th Panzer Division       287
CHAPTER 20-LESS HEROIC ADVENTURES
Paul von Ruhland and 7th Panzer Division      305
CHAPTER 21-REDUCING THE TUMOR
Grossdeutschland and the Heiligenbeil Cauldron 319
CHAPTER 22-HELL AND HIGH WATER
Disasters at Sea                              329
CHAPTER 23-KONIGSBERG AND PILLAU
Reduction of the East Prussian Fortress       347


           PART VI-ALONG THE ODER

CHAPTER 24-RUDEL
The Stukas Fly Above Every Battlefield        371
CHAPTER 25-DEATH VALLEY
Deadlock on the Oder                          387





CHAPTER 26-SKORZENY
Commandos at Schwedt, Commandos in the Depths
of Russia                                         409
CHAPTER 27-A PLEA FOR THE SALVATION OF
THE NATION
Rudel Speaks from his Hospital Bed                429
CHAPTER 28-THE LAST ATTACK
Climax on the Oder                               435
CHAPTER 29-WEEKS IN APRIL, YEARS IN MAY
The Fate of Berlin is Sealed on the Seelowe Heights;
Brief Summary of a Horrible Battle               459

EPILOGUE                                         513
83rd Infantry Division in Pillau
East and West 1945-A Recapitulation

Notes                                            529
Bibliography                                     547





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: World War 1939-1945 Campaigns Eastern Front, World War 1939-1945 Campaigns Germany