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At Leningrad's Gates: The Memoirs of a Soldier with Army Group North by William Lubbeck Part 1 of 2
At Leningrad's Gates: The Memoirs of a Soldier with Army Group North
William Lubbeck, age nineteen, was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939. As a member of the 58th Infantry Division, he received his baptism of fire during the 1940 invasion of France. The following spring, his division served on the left flank of Army Group North in Operation Barbarossa. After grueling marches amid countless Russian bodies, burnt-out vehicles, and a great number of cheering Baltic civilians, Lubbeck’s unit entered the outskirts of Leningrad, making the deepest penetration of any German formation.