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

The maps, archival and archival-based, detail every stage of the battle. Darren Prestwood rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Despite destroying two of these armies outright, severely damaging two others, and encircling the remnants of three of these barbarosda in the Smolensk region, quick victory eluded the Germans. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Barbarossa Derailed. Volume 2

This in turn prevented Germans from effectively encircling Soviets as they simply lacked infantry to do it properly. On the other side Soviet high command convinced itself that Germans, Army Group Centre barbarosaa this case, was so overextended one big offensive will collpse them.

Overall, there’s a lot of good information in this book and I would cautiously recommend it to a gamer or military history buff. Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see Wikipedia: 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.

To accept cookies from this site, please click the Allow Cookies baarbarossa below. Unfortunately the information is so dense that is not an easy read.

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Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. List of commanders around Smolensk includes several barbxrossa that would later win fame and recognition leading their Fronts to victory while smashing German armies and eventually assaulting Berlin. Rather than Smolensk being a mere bump in the road Glantz argues that this was in fact crucial point in Barbarossa.

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.

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The velocity of these weapons was at least as important as the size of the shell because high velocity was necessary for effective armor penetration. This in turn of course set stage for in famous turn barbaroswa, Kiev encirclement and debate that rages to this day whether that was right decission.

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To ask other readers questions about Barbarossa Derailedplease sign up. The “Common Knowledge” section now includes a “Series” field. By closely examining these early battles, the author shows how the weakened Soviet military leadership studied their early mistakes, regained their balance, and struck back with deadly fury. If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title eg.

Barbarossa Derailed. Volume 2

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. About the Author Colonel David M. Gosselin rated it really liked it Apr 14, The ensuing battles in the Smolensk region frustrated German hopes for quick victory. The maps, archival and archival-based, detail every stage of the battle. Despite huge losses, these desperate Soviet actions derailed Operation Barbarossa.

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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 Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Jeffrey Lee LaFace rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Quotes from Barbarossa Derail But if you are interested in this episode it’s unlikely you’ll find anything better.

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the “works” in question. European History 20th Century History: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere “lists” of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Glantz is also known as an opponent of Viktor Suvorov’s thesis, which he endeavored to rebut with the book Stumbling Colossus.

This of course set them for repeated shocks when Soviets kept producing and fielding army after army out of, what looked like, thin air and throwing them in German path.

With the Red Army now shattered, Hitler and most Germans expected total victory in a matter of weeks.