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From the Don to the Dnepr : Soviet Offensive Operations, December 1942 - August 1943 - Colonel David M. Glantz

From the Don to the Dnepr

Soviet Offensive Operations, December 1942 - August 1943

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In mid-December 1942, after encircling the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad, Soviet forces in southern Russia began a series of offensive operations which continued unabated into February 1943. In these offensives the Soviet High Command attempted to smash German resistance and encircle the bulk of two German army groups. For two months the German forces struck back. In a well co-ordinated counterstroke they inflicted a major operational defeat on the Soviets and stabilized the front until the summer. The two-month period of Soviet offensive activity during the winter of 1942-1943 saw the Red Army test new operational and tactical techniques and experiment with forces and methods for conducting mobile armoured warfare. Through victory and defeat the Red Army learnt its lesson well. Out of this period, and the three month period of relative calm that followed, emerged the new Red Army, which would defeat blitzkreig at Kursk and would achieve two years of virtually uninterrupted battlefield success, culminating in their defeat of Nazi Germanu.

Introduction - the Red Army 1941-1945 - tragedy and rebirth of an army
operation ""Little Saturn"" - the Soviet offensive on the Middle Don - December 1942
operation ""Gallop"" - the Donbas operation - 29 January-6 March 1943
operation ""Star"" - the Khar'kov operation - 2 February-23 March 1943
operation ""Polkovodets Rumyanstev: - the Belgogod-Khar'kov operation - August 1943
order of battle - Middle Don operation (December 1942)
order of battle - Khar'kov-Donbas operation and Manstein's counte
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ISBN: 9780714640648
ISBN-10: 0714640646
Series: Soviet Russian Military Experience
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 31st December 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1