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Atlas Of The Eastern Front

Author : Robert Kirchubel
ISBN : 147280774X
Genre : History
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The Eastern Front of World War II was a nightmarish episode of human history, on a scale the like of which the world had never seen, and most likely never will see again. This expansive collection of maps offers a visual guide to the theater that decided the fate of the war, spanning the thousands of miles from Berlin to the outskirts of Moscow, Stalingrad, East Prussia and all the way back. The accuracy and detail of the military cartography found in this volume illuminates the enormity of the campaign, revealing the staggering dimensions of distance covered and human losses suffered by both sides.

Operation Barbarossa

Author : Robert Kirchubel
ISBN : 9781472804716
Genre : History
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When Hitler ordered the start of Operation Barbarossa, millions of German soldiers flooded into Russia, believing that their rapid blitzkrieg tactics would result in the an easy victory similar to the ones enjoyed by the Wehrmacht over Poland and France. But the huge human resources at the disposal of the Soviet Union, and the significant distances and overstretched supply lines that the Germans had to overcome, saw the seemingly invincible armored spearheads start to slow. Finally, in sight of Moscow, the German invasion ground to a halt. Hitler's dreams of a quick victory were shattered and the ensuing war of attrition was to bleed Germany white, robbing her of manpower and equipment in one of the bloodiest episodes in human history. Fully illustrated with unique Osprey artwork, new maps, and contemporary photographs, Operation Barbarossa tells the story of one of the definitive campaigns of World War II and examines how the failure of the invasion contributed to the final defeat of Nazi Germany.

Operation Barbarossa And Germany S Defeat In The East

Author : David Stahel
ISBN : 9780521768474
Genre : History
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An important reassessment of the failure of Germany's 1941 campaign against the Soviet Union.


Author : Charles Winchester
ISBN : 1855327112
Genre : History
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This detailed analysis of the greatest land campaign of all time includes previously unpublished sources from the Soviet Union. The World War II battle of Ostfront was fought over a 1,200-mile front from the Arctic Circle to the Caspian Sea, and involved more personnel and resulted in more casualties than any other. 280 illustrations, 100 in color.

Tank Warfare On The Eastern Front 1941 1942

Author : Robert Forczyk
ISBN : 9781473834439
Genre : History
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The German panzer armies that swept into the Soviet Union in 1941 were an undefeated force that had honed their skill in combined arms warfare to a fine edge. The Germans focused their panzers and tactical air support at points on the battlefield defined as Schwerpunkt - main effort - to smash through any defensive line and then advance to envelope their adversaries. ??Initially, these methods worked well in the early days of Operation Barbarossa and the tank forces of the Red Army suffered defeat after defeat. Although badly mauled in the opening battles, the Red Army's tank forces did not succumb to the German armoured onslaught and German planning and logistical deficiencies led to over-extension and failure in 1941. In the second year of the invasion, the Germans directed their Schwerpunkt toward the Volga and the Caucasus and again achieved some degree of success, but the Red Army had grown much stronger and by November 1942, the Soviets were able to turn the tables at Stalingrad. ??Robert Forczyk's incisive study offers fresh insight into how the two most powerful mechanized armies of the Second World War developed their tactics and weaponry during the critical early years of the Russo-German War. He uses German, Russian and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of armored warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives. His analysis of the greatest tank war in history is compelling reading.

The Unknown Eastern Front

Author : Rolf-Dieter Müller
ISBN : 9780857732736
Genre : History
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When Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa with his attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Wehrmacht deployed 600,000 troops to the Eastern Front. Their numbers were later swelled by a range of foreign volunteers so that, at the height of World War II, astonishingly one in three men fighting for the Germans in the East was not a native German. _x000D_ _x000D_ Hitler’s declaration of the ‘struggle against Bolshevism’ reverberated throughout all of Europe - it attracted convinced fascists as well as non-Russian eastern Europeans seeking to regain their independence from the USSR. Many of these volunteers subsequently became involved in the atrocities of the Wehrmacht and the SS. Many historical accounts of the war in the East, the bloodiest struggle in world history, not only overlook the role of local helpers and thereby unwittingly play up to subsequent Stalinist propaganda; they also underestimate the importance of German-allied armies fighting on the Eastern Front. Yet it was not just Eastern Europe which provided volunteer soldiers for the Wehrmacht - a number of men from occupied countries, such as France, Norway and Denmark also signed up as volunteers, as well as a small number from neutral countries. _x000D_ _x000D_ For the first time, this book tells the story of these men. Vilified by Hitler for their supposed failures, condemned and forgotten by their homelands for treason and collaboration, their involvement in the war has been largely ignored or swept aside by historians. Rolf-Dieter Müller here offers a fascinating new perspective on a little-known aspect of World War II.

War On The Eastern Front

Author : James Lucas
ISBN : 1935149199
Genre : History
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A grounds-eye view of the Wehrmacht s titanic World War II struggle against the Soviet Union . . . Dawn on Sunday 22 June 1941 saw the opening onslaughts of Operation Barbarossa as German forces stormed forward into the Soviet Union. Few of them were to survive the five long years of bitter struggle. James Lucas concentrates on the military experiences of German soldiers and reveals just what it was like to be numbered among their ranks. For the Germans this theater of war was unlike any other. They were faced with the unremitting hostility of the climate, the Soviet people, and even, at times, their own leadership. They saw epic battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk, and yet it was the daily war of attrition that ultimately proved fatal for Hitler s ambition and the German military machine. In a vivid account of the misery of war and its power to despoil both nations and individuals, James Lucas uncovers the full range of the German experience during this long and terrible campaign."

The Combat History Of The 23rd Panzer Division In World War Ii

Author : Ernst Rebentisch
ISBN : 9780811746410
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Complete history of a German tank division that fought exclusively on the Eastern Front.

Order In Chaos

Author : Hermann Balck
ISBN : 9780813161273
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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German general Hermann Balck (1897--1982) was considered to be one of World War II's greatest battlefield commanders. His brilliantly fought battles were masterpieces of tactical agility, mobile counterattack, and the technique of Auftragstaktik, or "mission command." However, because he declined to participate in the U.S. Army's military history debriefing program, today he is known only to serious students of the war. Drawing heavily on his meticulously kept wartime journals, Balck discusses his childhood and his career through the First and Second World Wars. His memoir details the command decision-making process as well as operations on the ground during crucial battles, including the Battle of the Marne in World War I and his incredible victories against a larger and better-equipped Soviet army at the Chir River in World War II. Balck also offers observations on Germany's greatest generals, such as Erich Ludendorff and Heinz Guderian, and shares his thoughts on international relations, domestic politics, and Germany's place in history. Available in English for the first time in an expertly edited and annotated edition, this important book provides essential information about the German military during a critical era in modern history.

War Without Garlands

Author : Robert J. Kershaw
ISBN : 0711033242
Genre : History
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In the Spring of 1941, having abandoned his plans to invade Great Britain, Hitler turned the might of his military forces on to Stalin's Soviet Russia. The German army quickly advanced far into Russia as the Soviet forces suffered defeat after defeat. With brutality and savagery displayed by both sides, this was literally a campaign in which no prisoners were taken and no quarter given. As time wore on, the Eastern Front became, for the Germans, a byword for death - to be transferred to the front was a fate that was most feared by any member of the German forces.

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