By Hans Fallada

Its Berlin, 1940, and the town is stuffed with worry. on the condo on fifty five Jablonski Strasse, its numerous occupants attempt to reside lower than Nazi rule of their alternative ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired pass judgement on Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels obtain the inside track that their cherished son has been killed struggling with in France. surprised out in their quiet lifestyles, they start a silent crusade of defiance, and a dangerous video game of cat and mouse develops among the Quangels and the bold Gestapo inspector Escherich. while petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen additionally get entangled, deception, betrayal and homicide take place, tightening the noose round the Quangels' necks...

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New formations had to be created without the guidance of adequately experienced armor commanders, and this resulted in an incomplete and all-too-brief training regimen. As the commanders who remained feared failure as a consequence of deviating from established doctrine, creativity and initiative were replaced with an inflexible adherence to orders and institutionally optimal solutions to battlefield situations. This rigid approach to training, while often aiding rapid combat responses by junior officers, proved ineffective when encountering unforeseen situations.

With one Tiger II soon succumbing to mechanical problems, the remaining vehicles moved to the eastern edge of town at Bromberger. Soviet artillery steadily shelled the surrounding area from the nearby Schneidemühl Forest as the two Tiger IIs established “hull down” positions behind a protective railway embankment. Leaving the immobilized tank to fight in the forthcoming siege of Schneidemühl, what was left of 2nd Company’s 3rd Platoon was ordered to return to the west to help defend Küstrin. With a small contingent of protective infantry hitching a ride the group avoided Soviet patrols as they made their way past Friedberg and Landsberg to reach their 180km-distant destination on January 30.

As the front line receded toward towns like Arnswalde, Reetz, and Stettin residents tried to help the passing refugees, but sandwiches and coffee were small comfort to those who had recently lost everything save what could be carried personally or transported on carts. Trucks and trains that were available removed what civilians they could, but as the latter had to burn on low-quality coal substitutes such as lignite their operating effectiveness was reduced by as much as 60 percent. When the Red Army cut the direct routes between Deutsch Krone and Stargard on February 4, such operations through the Arnswalde area largely ceased.

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