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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Glantz served for over 30 years in various field artillery, intelligence, teaching, and research assignments in Europe and Vietnam, taught at the United States Military Academy, the Combat Studies Institute, and Army War College, founded and directed the U. 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 badbarossa highway to Moscow.

The ‘derailment” of the Wehrmacht at Smolensk ultimately became the crucial turning point in Operation Barbarossa. This book covers 2 months of heavy fighting around using term “around” loosely Smolensk during summer of We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. On the other hand, although the dependable second-generation Pz. The book has a lot of information about the covered topic. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Despite destroying two of these armies and severely damaging two, quick victory eluded them. Refresh and try again.

Barbarossa Derailed. Volume 2

Within the context of Guderian’s southward march toward the Kiev region, volume 2 in this series describes in unprecedented detail the Red Army’s attempts to thwart German offensive plans by defeating Army Group Center in the Smolensk region with a general counteroffensive by three Red Army fronts.

This groundbreaking new study, now significantly expanded, exploits a wealth of Soviet and German archival materials, including the combat orders and operational of the German OKW, OKH, army groups, and armies and of the Soviet Stavka, the Red Army General Staff, the Western Main Direction Command, the Western, Central, Reserve, and Briansk Fronts, and their subordinate armies to present a detailed mosaic and definitive account of what took place, why, and how during the prolonged and complex battles in the Detailed region from 10 July through 10 September One should create notes to follow all the descriptions.

Hitler was forced to postpone his march on Moscow and turn his forces to engage narbarossa targets” elsewhere. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. The symposia included attendance of a number of former German participants in the verailed, and resulted in publication of the seminal transcripts of proceedings. Instead, Soviet forces encircled in Mogilev and Barbarosssa stubbornly refused to surrender, and while barbaarossa 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.


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Neither German weapon could penetrate the thick frontal armor of the T medium tanks and KV-1 heavy tanks that were just coming off the assembly lines in Russia. Army War David M.

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 Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

IV tanks were more than a match for the older Soviet tanks, such as the T light, T-8 medium, and T heavy models, even they experienced difficulty destroying T and KV-1 and 2 tanks. 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.

Rather than Smolensk being a mere bump in the road Glantz argues that this was in fact crucial point in Barbarossa. Having said that I think a warning is in place. Aug 21, Kges rated it really liked it. Looking for beautiful books? Glantz is also known as an opponent of Viktor Suvorov’s thesis, which he endeavored to rebut with the book Stumbling Colossus.

While at the College, Col. The velocity of these weapons was at least as important as the size of the shell because high velocity barbadossa necessary for effective armor penetration. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In a generic paragraph there are more names division, regiment, commander, location, etc.

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Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. The structure of the study is designed specifically to appeal to derailes general readers and specialists by a detailed two-volume chronological narrative of the course of operations, accompanied by a third volume, and perhaps a fourth, containing archival maps and an extensive collection of specific orders and reports translated verbatim from Russian. Bracken rated it liked it Apr 02, But if you are interested in this episode it’s unlikely you’ll find anything better.


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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a “work” page. Jan 01, Luka Novak rated it it was amazing Shelves: Glantz argues that by the time Germans reached the area fast armored, mechanised and motorised forces outpaced foot infantry forces.

Glantz is regarded by many as one of the best western military historians of the Soviet role in World War II. For more information on what data is contained in the cookies, please see our Cookie Policy. To accept cookies from this site, please click the Allow Cookies button below.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, once across the rivers, the Wehrmacht encountered five fresh Soviet armies. Glantz argues that by the time Germans reached the This book covers 2 months of heavy fighting around using term “around” loosely Smolensk during summer of Between 22 June and 10 July, the Wehrmacht advanced up to kilometers into Soviet territory, killed or captured up to one million Red Army soldiers, and reached the western banks of the Western Dvina and Dnepr Rivers, by doing so satisfying the premier assumption of Plan Barbarossa that the Third Reich would emerge victorious if it could defeat and destroy the bulk of the Red Army before it withdrew to safely behind those two rivers.

Alessio Baccetti rated it really liked it Nov 17, The ‘derailment” of the Wehrmacht at Smolensk ultimately became bafbarossa crucial turning point in Operation Barbarossa. Bob Oconnor rated it really liked it Feb 03, 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. Despite destroying two of these armies outright, severely damaging two others, and encircling the remnants of three of these armies in the Smolensk region, quick victory eluded the Germans.

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