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Genre: World War, 1939-1945
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Release: 1952
File: 81 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105211221010

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The purpose of this study is to describe the climatic conditions encountered by the German armed forces during four years of struggle in European Russia. To this end the climate of the various regions is described together with its effects on men and equipment, combat and supply. Parts Two, Three, and Four are concerned with European Russia south of the Arctic Circle; Part Five treats of European Russia north of the Arctic Circle. The study emphasizes the lessons learned and improvisations employed to surmount difficult situations. A Western European army fighting in Russia is faced with conditions entirely different from those to which it is accustomed, conditions rooted in the peculiarities of Russia and its people. The most unusual characteristic of the country is the climate, which affects terrain and vegetation and determines living conditions in general. The climate leaves its mark upon the Russian and his land, and he who steps for the first time on Russian soil is immediately conscious of the new, the strange, the primitive. The German soldier who crossed into Russian territory felt that he entered a different world, where he was opposed not only by the forces of the enemy but also by the forces of nature. Nature is the ally of the Russian Army, and the struggle against this alliance was a severe test for the Wehrmacht, exacting great sacrifices. To conquer the raging elements of nature was the more difficult because their fury and effect were not fully recognized by the Germans, who were neither trained nor equipped to withstand them. The German command had been under the impression that the Red Army could be destroyed west of the Dnieper, and that there would be no need forconducting operations in cold, snow, and mud. This study was prepared by a committee of former German generals and general staff officers under the supervision of the Historical Division, EUCOM. The material, based on the personal experiences of the principal author and his associates, was written largely from memory, with some assistance from diaries, earlier studies, and documents. All the German officers involved had extensive experience on the Eastern Front during the period 1941-45. The principal author, for example, commanded in succession a panzer division, a panzer army, and an army group.

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Genre: History
Author: Of Military Center of Military History
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Release: 2005-01-01
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 1410223655

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Genre: World War, 1939-1945
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Release: 1952
File: 81 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:13088646

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A geographer and three former U.S. Army officers limn the role of such environmental factors as weather, terrain, soil, and vegetation in the major battles in world history and the strategies generals have used to exploit them. UP.

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Genre: History
Author: Harold A. Winters
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2001-03-21
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801866480

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The battle of Kursk, fought in the summer of 1943, involved six thousand German and Soviet armored vehicles, making it the biggest tank battle of all time and possibly the largest battle of any kind. Students of military history have long recognized the importance of Kursk, also known as "Operation Citadel," and there have been several serious studies of the battle. Yet, the German view of the battle has been largely ignored.After the war, U.S. Army Intelligence officers gathered German commanders' post-war reports of the battle. Due, in part, to poor translations done after the war, these important documents have been overlooked by World War II historians. Steven H. Newton has collected, translated, and edited these accounts, including reports made by the Chiefs of Staff of Army Group South and the Fourth Panzer Army, and by the Army Group Center Operations Officer. As a result, a new and unprecedented picture of German strategy and operations is made available. The translated staff reports are supplemented by Newton's commentary and original research, which challenges a number of widely accepted ideas about this pivotal battle.

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Genre: History
Author: Steven H. Newton
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release: 2009-02-18
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0786745134

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Genre: Guerrilla warfare
Author: Doris M. Condit
Publisher:
Release: 1967
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105062394122

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The German invasion, conquest, and occupation of Europe sparked a civilian insurgency response never before witnessed in history. Understanding Germany's military and political failure is crucial in today's world, where unwelcome occupation forces, often in the guise of peace keepers, as well as invaders, attempt to maintain order in a world gone mad. This new book uses exclusive interviews with German and Allied soldiers and commanders as well as civilian irregulars who participated in irregular warfare, either as partisans or guerrillas during World War II. These interviews prove pivotal in supporting the records of both sides, separating fact from fiction, and finally determining the actual causation of political, nationalist, or even personal actions that destroyed a continent. AUTHOR:

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Genre: Counterinsurgency
Author: Colin D. Heaton
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Release: 2001
File: 444 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015056170734

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The purpose of this study is to describe German planning and operations in the first part of the campaign against Russia. The narrative starts with Hitler's initial plans for an invasion of Russia and ends at the time of Germany's maximum territorial gains during the battle for Stalingrad.

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Genre: Campaign
Author: George E. Blau
Publisher:
Release: 1955
File: 187 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951D03902188M

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Breakthrough to the subject of understanding the German common soldier.

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Genre: History
Author: Franz Adolph Paul Frisch
Publisher: White Mane Pub
Release: 2000
File: 156 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015050544983

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Genre: History
Author: Peter Tsouras
Publisher: Presidio Press
Release: 1992
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015029192831

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