Barbarossa Derailed has 73 ratings and 4 reviews. Luka said: This book covers 2 months of heavy fighting around (using term around loosely) Smolensk du. Description from the publisher: Smolensk: Barbarossa Derailed is the latest release in the Operational Combat Series (OCS), covering the campaign along the. Despite immense losses in men and materiel, these desperate Soviet actions derailed Operation Barbarossa. Smarting from countless wounds inflicted on his .
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Barbarossa Derailed. Volume 2
The Soviet force that remained stubbornly refused to surrender, and while they fought on bzrbarossa September, seven newly-mobilised Soviet armies struck back viciously at the Germans, climaxing in two major counteroffensives that sapped German strength and will.
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For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere “lists” of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such deeailed relating to a particular place. Glantz exploits a wealth of Soviet and German archival materials to present a detailed mosaic and definitive account of what took place, why, and how during the prolonged and complex battles in the Smolensk region from 10 July through 10 September The ensuing battles in the Smolensk region frustrated German hopes for quick victory.
The maps, archival and archival-based, detail every stage of the battle. Glantz is regarded by many as one of the best western military historians of the Soviet role in World War II.
Hardcoverpages. Abrbarossa from countless wounds inflicted on his vaunted Wehrmacht, even before the fighting ended in the Smolensk region, Hitler postponed his march on Moscow and instead turned his forces southward to engage “softer targets” in the Kiev region.
No trivia or quizzes yet. This in turn prevented Germans from effectively encircling Soviets as they simply lacked infantry to do it properly.
Smarting from countless wounds inflicted on his vaunted Wehrmacht, even before the fighting ended in the Smolensk region, Hitler postponed his march on Moscow and instead turned his forces southward to engage “softer targets” in the Kiev region.
Instead, Soviet forces encircled in Mogilev and Smolensk stubbornly refused to surrender, and while they fought on, during July, August, and into early September, first five and then a total of seven newly-mobilized Soviet armies struck back viciously at the advancing Germans, conducting multiple counterattacks and counterstrokes, capped by two major counteroffensives that sapped German strength and will.
In Germany was in the process of re-arming all Pz. The Glantzes’ daughter Mary E.
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Overall, there’s a lot of good information in this book and I would cautiously recommend it to a gamer or military history buff. This is a very foucsed book, exclusively looking at the battles that took place during the tiatnic struggle for Smolensk and its key strategic position atop the highway to Moscow. Aug 21, Kges rated it really liked it.
This book covers 2 months of heavy fighting around using term “around” loosely Smolensk during summer of Jonathan rated it it was amazing Jun 24, The structure of the study is designed specifically to appeal to both general readers and specialists by a detailed two-volume chronological narrative of the course of operations, accompanied dedailed a third volume, and perhaps a fourth, containing archival maps and an extensive collection of specific orders and reports translated verbatim from Russian.
Barbaarossa while Germans were overextended and their logistics were strained they were nowhere near breaking point and local success was just that, local.
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Soviet resistance to Army Group Center’s advance into the Smolensk region was far stronger and more active than the Germans anticipated and historians have previously described; The military strategy Stalin, the Stavka, and Western Main Direction Command pursued was far more sophisticated than previously believed; Stalin, the Stavka, and Timoshenko’s Western Main Direction Command employed a strategy of attrition designed to weaken advancing German forces; This attrition strategy inflicted far greater damage on Army Group Center than previously thought and, ultimately, contributed significantly to the Western and Kalinin Fronts’ victories over Army Group Center in December In recognition of his work, he has received numerous awards including the Society of Military History’s prestigious Samuel Eliot Morrison Prize for his contributions to the study of military history.
John Vandike rated it liked it Sep 01, Based on the analysis of the vast mass of documentary materials exploited by this study, David Glantz presents a number of important new barbarossx, notably: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Barbarossa Derailed Series by cover. Jan 17, Pierfrancesco Aiello rated it liked it Shelves: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. To create a series or add a work to it, go to a “work” page.
Instead, Soviet forces encircled in Mogilev and Smolensk stubbornly refused to surrender, and while they fought on, during July, August, and into early September, first five and then a total of seven newly-mobilized Soviet armies struck back viciously at the advancing Germans, conducting multiple counterattacks barbarissa counterstrokes, capped by two major counteroffensives that sapped German strength and will.
By closely examining these early bzrbarossa, the author shows how the weakened Soviet military leadership studied their early mistakes, regained their balance, and struck back with deadly fury.