BLOOD IN THE FOREST: THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE COURLAND POCKET
224pp., 18 colour & 17 b/w photos., map. 2017. While the eyes of the world were on Hitler’s bunker, more than half a million men fought six cataclysmic battles along a front line of fields and forests in Western Latvia known as the Courland Pocket. Just an hour from the capital Riga, German forces bolstered by Latvian Legionnaires were cut off and trapped with their backs to the Baltic.