The Courland Pocket was formed in late 1944 as Army Group North retreated from East in the face of superior Red Army forces. In this BATTLESTORM series, we will see the fighting unfold step by step and ask some hard questions – was the pocket avoidable? Who’s fault was it? And why didn’t the Soviets crush the Germans in the pocket? These answers and more will be answered in this in-depth history documentary series. In this episode, we take a look at the German Army and the Red Army, and compare their manpower, equipment, organization, and strategic capabilities. Clearly, both sides were scraping the barrel by mid-1944.
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