Berlin: Generalstab des Heeres/Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen, 1941. First edition. wraps. 8vo, 163pp, 9 folding maps; original printed wrappers. Pages toned with occasional tears and a few small chips; wear to wrappers at spine and edges, some abrasions and marks and ink notation in English on front giving a translation of the title "Territory Leningrad"; one of the final two maps in rear has pulled loose of the stapled binding. Item #203720
Expository portion of a thorough manual prepared in advance of the German invasion of Leningrad in the fall of 1941. The manual includes detailed inventories of the city's infrastructure, military and industrial faciities, geographhical features, with extensive maps, statistics, weather projections, and even a short glossary of Russian terms for use by the invading force. The attack on Leningrad was a key part of the German army's Operation Barbarossa launched on the eastern front in the fall of 1941. The resulting seige of the city was one of the longest and bloodiest episodes of the war. A rare survival. OCLC locates only one copy.