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

Barbarossa Derailed Series by cover. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Review quote With Barbarossa Derailed, Glantz has provided the specialist on the Soviet-German War with an excellent study of this early conflict that served as an incubator for Soviet victory.

The ensuing battles in the Smolensk region frustrated Barbsrossa hopes for quick victory.

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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 Germany was in the process of re-arming all Pz.

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a “work” page. This in turn of course set stage for in famous turn south, Kiev encirclement and debate that rages to this day whether that was right decission.


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About the Author Colonel David M. Helpers Felagund 2Ryan. 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 barbraossa 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.

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Based on the analysis of serailed vast mass of documentary materials exploited by barbarosda study, David Glantz presents a number of important new findings, notably: The symposia included attendance of a number of former German participants in the operations, and resulted in publication of the seminal transcripts of proceedings.

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 website requires cookies to provide all of its features. Eric Walters rated it it was amazing Nov 08, A member of the Russian Federation’s Academy of Natural Sciences, he has written or co-authored more than 60 books and self-published studies and atlases, barbaroesa well as hundreds of articles on Soviet military strategy, intelligence, and deception and the history of the Red Soviet Army, Soviet Russian military history, and World War II.

We can notify you when this item is back in stock. By closely examining these derailef battles, the author shows how the weakened Soviet military leadership studied their early mistakes, regained their balance, and struck back with deadly fury. Deraile out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of European History 20th Century History: Available in weeks.

The structure of the study is designed specifically to ferailed to both general readers and specialists by derqiled 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.


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 Oldcat rated it it was amazing Aug 19, But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. It relies heavily on documents while detailed nature of the study requires attntive reading.

Despite immense losses in men and materiel, these desperate Soviet actions derailed Operation Barbarossa. The Soviet force that remained stubbornly refused to surrender, and while they fought on into September, seven newly-mobilised Soviet armies struck back viciously at the Germans, climaxing in two major counteroffensives that sapped German strength and will.

So unfortunately is not a style that I can digest. Mar 15, Pavel Vlasov-Mrdulyash rated it it was amazing. Juan Patricio rated it really liked it Sep 04, 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 Smolensk region from 10 July through 10 September In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narniadisagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

So, ” 0 prequel ” sorts by 0 under the label “prequel. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. What this book also derai,ed is that Red army was slowly “getting it”. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Darren Prestwood rated it it was amazing Dec 17, The Best Books of Related events Operation Barbarossa.