Operation Barbarossa 1941

Photo chronicle of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Author: Michael Olive

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811745802

Category: History

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Photo chronicle of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
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Operation Barbarossa 1941 2

This book examines the German offensive and also the courageous Soviet attempts to halt the German spearhead, defending every possible line against overwhelming odds.

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782004264

Category: History

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Of the German Army Groups that attacked Soviet Russia, Von Leeb's Army Group North, tasked with seizing the Baltic States and Leningrad, was the smallest and weakest. General Kuznetzov's Northwestern Front, however, was in an even weaker state. Despite brave counterattacks and defense by the Soviet forces, the Germans smashed through the Dvina Line, then the Stalin Line, flooded into Latvia and pressed on to encircle Leningrad. This book examines the German offensive and also the courageous Soviet attempts to halt the German spearhead, defending every possible line against overwhelming odds.
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Operation Barbarossa 1941 1

28 November–3 December Paulus hosts Barbarossa wargames. 5 December
Hitler approves basic plan. 18 December Führer Directive 21 issued. 23
December–13 January 1941 Kremlin command conferences and wargames;
another ...

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782004257

Category: History

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Operation Barbarossa, Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet Union in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than the complete destruction of Communist Russia. This book focuses on Field Marshal von Rundstedt and Army Group South, tasked with the capture of the Ukraine and Crimea. Von Rundstedt's 46 divisions and single Panzer Group faced fierce resistance from the best equipped, trained and commanded units in the Red Army, but ultimately succeeded in destroying the Soviet 6th and 12th Armies at Uman before inflicting a further 600,000 casualties at Kiev. Here, von Rundstedt's five-month advance to Rostov is examined in detail.
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Army Group Center Robert Kirchubel. OSPREY PUBLISHING Campaign
Operation Barbarossa 1941 (3) Army Group Center Robert Kirchubel • Illustrated
by Peter Dennis Campaign • 186 Operation Barbarossa 1941 (3) Army Group
Center.

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781846038341

Category: History

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The final volume in the Barbarossa trilogy, this title complete the account of the strategic intricacies of the German campaign against Russia. Robert Kirchubel examines the causes behind the German failure, including the inability to resupply troops or provide reserves, as well as the lack of decent German winter uniforms and transport with dramatic contemporary photographs detailing the unforgiving battlefield conditions. Full-colour artwork, maps and bird's-eye-views illustrate the campaign in detail, revealing how, despite lapses and flaws in Soviet defences, the Red Army was able to capitalize on every German weakness.
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Operation Barbarossa 1941

First published in Sweden by Vaktel Feorlag Publishing, 2013.

Author: Christer Bergstrom

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612004016

Category: History

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Operation Barbarossa was the largest military campaign in history. Springing from Hitler's fanatical desire to conquer the Soviet territories, defeat Bolshevism and create 'Lebensraum' for the German people, it pitted two diametrically opposed armed forces against one another. The invasion began with 4.5 million troops attacking 2.3 million defenders. On one side was the Wehrmacht, without any doubt the world's most advanced military force. On the other were the Soviet armed forces, downtrodden, humiliated, decapitated and terrorized by an autocratic and crude dictator with no military education whatsoever. Initially Operation Barbarossa led to a row of unparalleled tactical victories for the attackers. In just five months, an area of around 1.4 million square kilometres was captured. Tremendous losses were inflicted on the Soviet armed forces. 566,852 troops were listed as killed in action, 2,335,482 as missing in action (including POWs), and around 500,000 Soviet reservists had been captured while still mobilizing - making a total of approximately 3.4 million total losses. But by the end of December 1941, Operation Barbarossa had ground to halt; how was this possible? Christer Bergström tells the story in great detail; as with The Battle of Britain: An Epic Conflict Revisited he combines facts and figures with the human stories behind the action, and draws new conclusions based on many years of research in German and Russian archives.
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Barbarossa 1941 Reframing Hitler S Invasion of Stalin S Soviet Empire

At first light on Sunday, 22nd June 1941, the charade maintained by both Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet empire that all was well between them finally ended in brutal and spectacular fashion when Germany and its allies attacked the ...

Author: Frank Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0700621458

Category: History

Page: 624

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Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's plan for invading the Soviet Union, has by now become a familiar tale of overreach, with the Germans blinded to their coming defeat by their initial victory, and the Soviet Union pushing back from the brink of destruction with courageous exploits both reckless and relentless. And while much of this version of the story is true, Frank Ellis tells us in Barbarossa 1941, it also obscures several important historical truths that alter our understanding of the campaign. In this new and intensive investigation of Operation Barbarossa, Ellis draws on a wealth of documents declassified over the past twenty years to challenge the conventional treatment of a critical chapter in the history of World War II. Ellis's close reading of an exceptionally wide range of German and Russian sources leads to a reevaluation of Soviet intelligence assessments of Hitler's intentions; Stalin's complicity in his nation's slippage into existential slaughter; and the influence of the Stalinist regime's reputation for brutality—and a fear of Stalin's expansionist inclinations—on the launching and execution of Operation Barbarossa. Ellis revisits two major controversies relating to Barbarossa—the Soviet pre-emptive strike thesis put forward in Viktor Suvorov's book Icebreaker; and the view of the infamous Commissar Order, dictating the execution of a large group of Soviet POWs, as a unique piece of Nazi malevolence. Ellis also analyzes the treatment of Barbarossa in the work of three Soviet-Russian writers—Vasilii Grossman, Alexander Bek, and Konstantin Simonov—and in the first-ever translation of the diary kept by a German soldier in 20th Panzer Division, brings the campaign back to the daily realities of dangers and frustrations encountered by German troops.
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Panzer III German Army Light Tank

Panzer III: German Army Light Tank, Operation Barbarossa, 1941.

Author: Dennis Oliver

Publisher: Tankcraft

ISBN: 1526771713

Category: History

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Panzer III: German Army Light Tank, Operation Barbarossa, 1941. TankCraft 27. The Pzkpfw III tank was the mainstay of the Panzer divisions during the Blitzkrieg era, which could fairly be said to have ended with the Germans' failure to take Moscow in the winter of 1941. Although less heavily armoured than many of its opponents and somewhat outgunned by the latest Soviet types, the Pzkpfw III was at the forefront of the advances made over almost impossible distances during the summer and autumn and provided the core of the armoured reserve that fought the defensive battles of the winter months. In Dennis Oliver's latest volume in the TankCraft series he uses archive photos and extensively researched colour illustrations to examine the Pzkpfw III and the units that operated this deservedly famous armoured vehicle along a 1,000-mile front during the battles of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. A key section of his book displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined, providing everything the modeller needs to recreate an accurate representation of these historic tanks.
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War Without Garlands

In WAR WITHOUT GARLANDS, Kershaw has revealed the experiences of a host of "forgotten soldiers" who determined the course of modern history, while caught in the unrelenting grip of cruel, total war.

Author: Robert J. Kershaw

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015049512208

Category: Soviet Union

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In WAR WITHOUT GARLANDS, Kershaw has revealed the experiences of a host of "forgotten soldiers" who determined the course of modern history, while caught in the unrelenting grip of cruel, total war.
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Black Cross red Star Operation Barbarossa 1941

In assembling the first installment of a projected six-volume series documenting the air war on the Eastern Front, the authors combed hitherto unexplored archives in the former Soviet Union to produce the first balanced history of the ...

Author: Christer Bergström

Publisher: Pacifica Press

ISBN: 0935553487

Category: History

Page: 340

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In assembling the first installment of a projected six-volume series documenting the air war on the Eastern Front, the authors combed hitherto unexplored archives in the former Soviet Union to produce the first balanced history of the subject. More than 180 photographs that have never been seen by any reading public accompany color maps and an authoritative text debunking 50-year-old Western beliefs about Operation Barbarossa. The lives and accomplishments of Soviet fighter aces, about which little, if anything, has previously been published, make this groundbreaking history essential reading for both enthusiasts and casual history buffs.
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Barbarossa to Berlin The long drive East 22 June 1941 to 18 November 1942

NOTES 1 Glantz , Barbarossa 1941 , p78 2 Erickson , The Road to Stalingrad ,
p169 3 Kirosheev , Soviet Casualties and Combat Losses in the Twentieth
Century , Table 75 . This recently published book offers valuable information on
Soviet ...

Author: Brian Taylor

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN: IND:30000115656393

Category: History

Page: 310

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This is a chronological account of the campaigns on the Eastern Front, following the German advance from the Soviet frontier to the Red Army's bitter defense of Stalingrad. This day-by-day account allows the reader to obtain an understanding of the scale of the conflict and assess the impact of distance and time upon operations or alternatively, to concentrate upon a specific battle as it unfolded. By detailed each combat sector, be it the encirclement battles in the north or sweeping advances in the south, the reader is able to study a chosen area of operations in isolation while also assessing its impact upon the wider campaign.
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Men of Barbarossa

Commanders of the German Invasion of Russia, 1941 Samuel W. Mitcham.
PREFACE. The purpose of this book is to tell the story of Operation Barbarossa
and the men who directed it. This objective is massive in scope because
Barbarossa, ...

Author: Samuel W. Mitcham

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781935149668

Category: History

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“‘A must read’ for Eastern Front fans, as well as anyone seeking to find out more about the titanic struggle between Hitler and Stalin.” —Armchair General This book not only tells the story of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, but describes the expertise, skills, and decision-making powers of the men who directed it, including new insights into the invasion’s many tactical successes, as well as its ultimate failure. This objective is massive in scope, because Operation Barbarossa was massive in scale, arguably the largest military operation of all time. The campaign also changed the world forever. Before Barbarossa, Hitler’s Wehrmacht seemed invincible, like an unstoppable force of nature. No one, it seemed, could check the Führer’s ambitions, much less defeat him. Barbarossa changed all of that. By the end of 1941, Allied victory seemed to be a very real possibility. Few would have bet on it sixteen or seventeen months earlier. Pitting Germany in total war against the Soviet Union on a 1,000-mile front, Operation Barbarossa was truly staggering in its magnitude. Wars, however, are not fought by numbers, they are fought by men. In this book we learn of the villains and heroes, famous commanders and unsung leaders, and about those who were willing to stand up to the Führer and those who subordinated themselves to his will. The result is a book that casts a fresh perspective on one of history’s most crucial military campaigns.
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Guderian

N 22 June 1941, Guderian led the 2d Panzer Group, the strongest of the four
German armored groups committed to Operation Barbarossa, into the Soviet
Union. However, he was far from at ease with the daunting task that stood before
him.

Author: Russell Hart

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597974536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

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Biographers and historians have lionized Heinz Guderian as the legendary father of the German armored force and brilliant practitioner of blitzkrieg maneuver warfare. As Russell A. Hart argues, Guderian created this legend with his own highly influential yet self-serving and distorted memoir, which remains one of the most widely read accounts of the Second World War. Unfortunately, too many of Guderian's biographers have accepted his view of his accomplishments at face value, without sufficient critical scrutiny, resulting in an undeserved hagiography. While undoubtedly a great military figure of appreciable ego and ambition and with a volatile, impetuous, and difficult personality, Guderian was determined to achieve his vision of a war-winning armored force irrespective of the consequences. He proved to be a man who was politically naive enough to fall under the sway of Hitler and National Socialism and yet arrogant enough to believe he could save Germany from inevitable defeat late in the war, despite Hitler's interference. At the same time, Guderian was unwilling either to participate in attempts to remove Hitler or to denounce as traitors the conspirators who did. In the end, he distorted the truth to establish his place in history. In the process, he denigrated the myriad important contributions of his fellow officers as he took personal credit for what were, in reality, collective accomplishments. Thus, he succeeded in creating a legend that has endured long after his death. This brief biography puts the record straight by placing Guderian's career and accomplishments into sharper and more accurate relief. It exposes the real Heinz Guderian, not the man of legend.
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Blitzkreig in the Balkans Greece 1941

OKH (Operations Division): • Aufmarsch BARBAROSSA 1941, H-22/219. •
Aufmarschanweisungen BARBAROSSA, H-22/220. • BARBAROSSA, Band 2,
vom 29.4.41 bis 26.9.41, H-22/353. • Schematische Kriegsgliederung, Op. Abt. III.
c.

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Publisher: Coda Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781781581216

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Barbarossa

Rundstedt, interrogation January 1946; Krylov: writing in Le Journal de Genève,
May 1949 44 Army Group Centre signals intercept 22nd June, 1941 46 Red Army
order of 07.15, 22nd June, 1941, Karasev 3233 49 Kesselring, Memoirs ...

Author: Alan Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780224855

Category: History

Page: 544

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The classic account of the war on the Eastern Front between the Russians and the Germans - the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen. Carefully researched and beautifully written, this book is a classic of military history. Alan Clark vividly narrates the course of the dramatic and brutal war between the German and Russians on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. From the invasion of Russia mounted on Midsummer's Day 1941 and the German Army's advance to the outskirts of Moscow, to the terrible turning point of Stalingrad and the eventual defeat of the Nazis at the Fall of Berlin after the hard years of fighting and advance by the Red Army, this is epic history narrated by a master.
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Operation Barbarossa the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis and Military Simulation Volume IIB

1941: the. Actual. Strength. of. German. Land. Combat. Units. Mobilised. from.
22nd. June. to. 31st. December. 1941 ... forces that existed and were Deployed (
D) from 22nd June to 4th July 1941, the first two weeks of Operation Barbarossa.

Author: Nigel Askey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312413269

Category: History

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Volume IIB completes the Wehrmacht, and the German mobilisation and war-economy, in 1941. It includes the most detailed Orders of Battle ever published on the German Army (Heer), Luftwaffe and Waffen SS (across the whole Reich) in June-July 1941. Even the smallest and most obscure ground and air units are included, while the Luftwaffe OOBs include details on aircraft types and strengths. Also scrutinised are: the personnel and equipment assigned to combat-units in each army or reserve-force in all areas of the Reich; the ground and air unit reinforcements as well as those newly mobilised; the military personnel and equipment that became available in the Reich during 1941; the Replacement Army; the mobilisation process and resources used; the available replacements and those sent east; the logistical supply of the Wehrmacht (the varying Supply Distribution Efficiency); the Kriegsmarine forces in the east; and the Wehrmacht killed, wounded, missing/POW, unfit and recuperated casualties.
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Operation Barbarossa

802 . 3. Dmitri Volkogonov , “ The German Attack , the Soviet Response , Sunday
, 22 June 1941 , " Barbarossa : The Axis and the Allies , eds . John Erickson and
David Dilks ( Edinburgh : University of Edinburgh Press , 1994 ) , p . 92 . 4.

Author: André Mineau

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016337

Category: Philosophy

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This book purports that, given Operation Barbarossa's concept and scope, it would have been impossible without Nazi ideology, that we cannot understand it in the absence of its reference to the Holocaust. It asks and attempts to answer whether we can describe ideology without reference to ethics and speak about genocide while ignoring philosophy.
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Operation Barbarossa

Nazi Germany's War in the East, 1941-1945 Christian Hartmann. 1943 (
Lawrence, KS, 2005). Glantz, David M., Stumbling Colossus. The Red Army on
the eve of World War (Lawrence, KS, 2008). Glantz, David M., Operation
Barbarossa: ...

Author: Christian Hartmann

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191636547

Category: History

Page: 208

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The war between Nazi Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union that raged between 1941 and 1945 was the ultimate confrontation between the two great totalitarian ideologies of the twentieth century. Unprecedented in the scale of the destruction that it wrought and the deep historical scars that it left behind, it was a gargantuan conflict in every sense of the term: in the vast territories over which it ranged, its intensity and duration, the huge numbers of people involved - and last but by no means least, the millions of victims that it claimed. The invasion of the Soviet Union was the conflict that Hitler had always ultimately planned for: a pitiless war of conquest and destruction in which the Fuehrer dreamed of creating his 'Thousand Year Reich', destroying his ideological opponents, and enslaving or 'eliminating' whole peoples in the process. It was right from the start a struggle for survival, conducted with great bitterness and savagery by opponents who knew that defeat meant the destruction of everything they stood for. The outcome of this bitter struggle was quite as momentous as the struggle which had preceded it. By 1945 a huge swathe of Europe between Berlin and Moscow had been reduced to a devastated wasteland in which whole societies had been erased from the face of the earth. Over 26 million Soviets and between four and five million Germans lay dead. The victory of the Red Army transformed the Soviet Union into one of the world's two superpowers. It also saw the complete destruction of Hitler's megalomaniac vision for the East, the division of the German Reich, and the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe for a generation. In Operation Barbarossa, German military historian Christian Hartmann draws upon the latest research, enriched by a wealth of eye-witness testimony from both the Soviet and the German sides, to paint a masterly overview of these momentous four years and their human consequences - one that is both gripping and at times deeply moving.
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Germany and the Second World War

138 Berichte der Wehrmachtuntersuchungsstelle fur Verletzungen des
Volkerrechts, Kreta, 1941 [Reports of the Wehrmacht office for the ... 578
Chefsachen 'Barbarossa', 1941 [Secret papers concerning Operation Barbarossa
] RW 4/v.

Author: Bernd Stegemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198228848

Category: History

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This is the second in the comprehensive ten-volume Germany and the Second World War. The five volumes so far published in German take the story to the end of 1941, and have achieved international acclaim as a major contribution to historical study. Under the auspices of the Militargeschichtliches Forschungsamt (Research Institute for Military History), a team of renowned historians has combined a full synthesis of existing material with the latest research to produce what will be the definitive history of the Second World War. This volume surveys the first year of the war deliberately begun by Nazi Germany. The authors examine the train of interconnected political and military events, and set military operations against the background of Hitler's war policy and general aims, both immediate and long term. The authors show that the conflict took a course quite different from that which Hitler had intended, but nevertheless resulted in a series of conquests for the Third Reich.
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