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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barbaeossa Aug 21, Kges rated it really liked it. Barbarossa Derailed Series by cover. The ‘derailment” of the Wehrmacht at Smolensk ultimately became the crucial turning point in Operation Barbarossa. Lists with This Book.

The maps, archival and archival-based, detail every stage of the battle. Preview — Barbarossa Derailed by David M.

This groundbreaking new study by the world’s leading military historian on Eastern Barbaossa conflict, David M. 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 derwiled satisfying the premier assumption of Plan Barbarossa that 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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Glantz argues that by the time Germans reached the area fast armored, mechanised and motorised forces outpaced foot infantry forces. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

Melanie Ray rated it it was amazing Apr 14, John Vandike rated it liked it Sep 01, The symposia included attendance of a number of former German participants in the operations, and resulted in publication of the seminal transcripts of proceedings.


European History 20th Century History: Related places Smolensk, Russia. Based on the analysis of the vast mass of documentary materials exploited by this study, David Glantz presents a number of important new findings, notably: The heavy fighting in the region convinced Hitler and some generals that direct drive on Moscow with intent to win the war that way was not feasible.

Despite huge losses, these desperate Soviet actions derailed Operation Barbarossa.

Despite immense losses in men and materiel, these desperate Soviet actions derailed Operation Barbarossa. 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 drrailed Available in weeks.

However, once across the rivers, the Wehrmacht encountered five fresh Soviet armies. The Glantzes’ daughter Mary E. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. Only issue is the maps, which are sometimes terrible and hard to read. Helpers Felagund 2Ryan. Hitler was forced to postpone his march on Moscow and turn his forces to engage “softer targets” elsewhere.

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Overall, serailed is not an easy read. Though the Soviet nightmare was to last for another four long years, derziled painful lessons learned on the battlefields in and around Smolensk during the summer of were the key to the ultimate Soviet victory.

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In recognition of his work, he has received numerous awards including the Society of Military History’s prestigious Samuel Eliot Morrison Prize for his contributions to the study of military history.


If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis narbarossa the series title eg. This book is built around one idea, that is that fighting around Smolensk was far more crucial for outcome of Barbarissa that previously credited. Oldcat rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Juan Patricio rated it really liked it Sep 04, Forgotten Battles of deriled German-Soviet War For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere “lists” of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place.

Overall, there’s a lot of good information in this book and I would cautiously recommend it to a gamer or military history buff. What this book also shows is that Red army was slowly “getting it”. He has written or co-authored more than 60 books as well as hundreds of articles. One should create notes to follow all the baarbarossa.

This volume restores to the pages of history two major military operations which, for political and military reasons, Soviet historians concealed from view, bsrbarossa because both offensives failed. Looking for beautiful books? 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. Darren Prestwood rated it it was amazing Dec 17, In a generic paragraph there barbatossa more names division, regiment, commander, location, etc.

Smarting from countless wounds inflicted on his vaunted Wehrmacht, even before the fighting ended in the Smolensk region, Hitler postponed his march on Moscow and instead turned his forces southward to engage “softer targets” in the Kiev region.