Army Group North was withdrawing towards Courland and East Prussia in 1944, when the Soviet 1st Batlic Front and 3rd Belorussian Fronts launched their Memel Offensive. Erhard Raus' Third Panzer Army was crushed, and the Red Army reached the Baltic Sea on both sides of Memel. This trapped Army Group North in Latvia. But who's fault was this? The German souces paint the picture that the 'madman' was to blame, while others tell a different story. Let's find out.
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