German Battle Tactics on the Russian Front, 1941-1945

Steven H. Newton


German Battle Tactics on the Russian Front, 1941-1945

German Battle Tactics on the Russian Front, 1941-1945

  • Title: German Battle Tactics on the Russian Front, 1941-1945
  • Author: Steven H. Newton
  • ISBN: 9780887405822
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover

Spring Offensive The Spring Offensive, or Kaiserschlacht Kaiser s Battle , also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on March , which marked the deepest advances by either side since .The Germans had realised that their only remaining chance of victory was to defeat the Allies before the Tactics Tutorial The Art of Battle Click here to see how the German armies under Adolf Hitler broke through the French center at Sedan and encircled Allied forces at Dunkirk in . Infiltration tactics Development during World War I These tactics emerged gradually during World War I.Several nations modified their existing tactics in ways that supported ideas that were later called infiltration tactics, with the German developments having the most impact, both during the war and afterwards. ANCIENT TACTICS TESTED Swiss pike and ancient phalanx Author Eric Niderost s ancestor Martin Niderist as the name was then spelled of Canton Schwyz fell at Marignano For further reading, please try Desmond Seward s Prince of the Renaissance The Golden Life of Francis I, Macmillan, New York, with its excellent account of the Battle of Marignano Battle of Britain European history Britannica Battle of Britain Battle of Britain, during World War II, the successful defense of Great Britain against unremitting and destructive air raids conducted by the German air force Luftwaffe from July through September , after the fall of France Victory for the Luftwaffe in the air battle would have exposed The Battle of Wizna Around Polish Soldiers Held Off The Battle of Wizna Around Polish Soldiers Held Off , German Soldiers for Three Days Tactics military Britannica This article discusses the tactics of land warfare For treatment of tactics on sea, see naval warfare, and for tactics in air combat, see air warfare. Fundamentals Evolution of the term The word tactics originates in the Greek taxis, meaning order, arrangement, or disposition including the kind of disposition in which armed formations used to enter and fight battles. Battle of the Bulge U.S Army th Infantry Division s Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the th Infantry Regiment upset the German timetable during the Battle of the Bulge. Reorganization of the German Army, World War I For Further Reading German Army Handbook, April , introduction by David Nash, published by Arms and Armour Press, London, Stormtroop Tactics, Innovation in the German Army, , by Bruce I Gudmundsson, published by Praeger Publishers, Imperial German Army , Organization, Structure, Orders of Battle, by Herman Crom, Heilion Company,



The amazing tenacity and cohesion of the German Army in Russia from 1941 1945, fighting against overwhelming odds but refusing to disintegrate, has fascinated readers for decades But most of the available sources concentrate on the maneuvers of armies and panzer corps, leaving the divisions, regiments, and individual soldiers in the background This fact has obscured skilThe amazing tenacity and cohesion of the German Army in Russia from 1941 1945, fighting against overwhelming odds but refusing to disintegrate, has fascinated readers for decades But most of the available sources concentrate on the maneuvers of armies and panzer corps, leaving the divisions, regiments, and individual soldiers in the background This fact has obscured skillful use of tactics employed by the German soldiers at the divisional level and below Until now, this information has been sequestered in manuscript reports in various archives In German Battle Tactics on the Eastern Front, 1941 1945, Professor Steven H Newton has retrieved, retranslated, and annotated the detailed tactical accounts of combat in Russia that German officers provided their American captors after the war In this collection of ten essays, the Chief of Staff of the XXXXI Panzer Corps describes the final furious dash toward Moscow One of the commanders of the relief force narrates the rescue of the troops trapped in the Demyansk pocket A corps commander on Manstein s right flank at Kursk analyzes the tactical failures of the battle And, in one of the controversial documents in the early cold war, the last commander of Army Group South recalls his futile attempt to interest General Patton in assisting in the war against the Soviets A wide variety of tactical situations from winter warfare to desperate infantry defenses, and unit types from panzer divisions to cavalry brigades are covered in this collection.


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