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Stalingrad Battle Atlas Volume Ii

Author : Anton Joly
ISBN : 9791093222059
Genre : History
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The New 2017 Revised Edition has been awarded the APMC Cultural Price at the Salon de l'Histoire in Paris. “We realized that the decisive battle had come and if we can survive it the Germans were unlikely to muster such powerful forces again." Thus wrote Lieutenant-General Vasily Chuikov, 62nd Army's Commander, about 14 October 1942. As hundreds of tons of steel where hurled against the Soviet defenders, the Germans unleashed a critical onslaught in what they perceived as their D-day for Stalingrad. This same day Hitler issued the winter standby directive to his troops on the eastern front. It read: "This year's summer and fall campaign, excepting the operations currently under way and several local offensives still contemplated, has been concluded." As for the "operations currently under way" 6th Army was ordered not only to continue, but also to strengthen its offensive. Although badly depleted for the most part, the divisions mustered by both sides in the industrial district of the city still embodied a considerable fighting potential. With regard to density, seldom in the history of wars such a small territory was contested by such a quantity of manpower, artillery and aircraft. After the equivalent of a full month of combats within the city, the culminating point was about to be reached. Towards mid- October, after having completed a restructuration of his attacking forces, Paulus moved the most able formations into line, expecting the entire front to collapse in the northern sector of Stalingrad, then to finish off 62nd Army's truncated remnants with an enveloping maneuver along the Volga, as was his intent from the beginning. The second volume of the "Stalingrad Battle Atlas" series covers 35 days of fighting within the city. It presents essential strategic and tactical information, including recently released archival data, and features specific maps for each day of active operations during this period. Synthesizing an extremely wide range of documents and information sources, this chronological atlas seeks to reach the maximal degree of precision in describing historical reality, rendering it through a standardized set of instruments: timeline, orders of battle, unit strength returns, tactical and strategic situation maps, contextual photos, quotes from key actors. It can be used as a reference manual for searchers, as well as a guide for those who want to know the basics: Who, When, Where. In 2015 the Russian Federal Archive Agency, in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Historical Society and the German Historical Institute in Moscow publicly released large archival funds of Soviet and German records. This new edition of the Stalingrad Battle Atlas series thus benefits from the most substantial set of available wartime documents. Main features: o Latest available documents from archives o Tactical & Strategic Maps o Order of Battle & Strength Returns 432 pages A new perspective of the legendary battle on the Volga
Category: History

Armored Bears Volume Two

Author : Veterans of the 3rd Panzer Division
ISBN : 9780811711715
Genre : History
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First major treatment of the 3rd Panzer Division in English Covers the division's battle on the Eastern Front from 1943 through the end of the war The division had nearly 50 Knight's Cross winners by the end of the war Numerous photos of soldiers and their tanks Based on the daily logs of the division and recollections of its commanders and soldiers
Category: History

Operation Barbarossa The Complete Organisational And Statistical Analysis And Military Simulation Volume I

Author : Nigel Askey
ISBN : 9781304038180
Genre : History
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In June 1941 the Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa: the attack on the USSR and the largest land invasion in recorded history. Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation focuses on 1941 - when the USSR came closest to defeat. It includes full analyses of the belligerents' armed forces, weapons, equipment, personnel, transport, logistics, war-production, mobilisation and replacements. The work employs a unique military simulation methodology, extending from the tactical to the strategic level, and applies this methodology to each of the belligerents. Volume I, the first of six volumes, is primarily concerned with the structure of this methodology, but uses many of the events and weapons from Operation Barbarossa as illustrative case studies. The complete work represents the most historically accurate, advanced and comprehensive analysis of the first six months of the largest and most decisive military campaign of WWII.
Category: History

Tanker Techniques Magazine Issue 05

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Genre : Art
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TTM is the most specialized magazine in the world, devoted entirely to painting techniques painting and weathering techniques of military vehicles. In this issue we focus on mud. We will show through different tutorials, and sbs articles how to implement these techniques and how to translate to your models. Again the best modelers in the world showing us their tricks and techniques. You will learn through high quality photos and step by steps many new ways to use different products to recreate realistic mud in your vehicles. Printed for collecting in high quality format, TTM is a collectible resource packed with useful techniques and inspiration.
Category: Art

The History Of The Panzerwaffe

Author : Thomas Anderson
ISBN : 9781472814500
Genre : History
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The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front. As Germany fought fiercely to hold on to the advantages gained in the early years, they relied heavily on the Panzer IV, the Panzer V Panther and the StuG III – the backbone of their infamous armoured divisions – to hold back their advancing opponents. This second volume on the Panzerwaffe offers a comprehensive guide to the final years of Germany's most famous fighting force, covering the further use of the Panzer IV, the role played by the StuG III assault gun and the battlefield debut of the formidable Panther. Explosive combat reports and rare archive photographs help uncover the final years of the Panzers, from their defence against the D-Day landings and the role they played in the Ardennes Offensive to their valiant last stand in Berlin.
Category: History

Battle Of The Bulge

Author : Hans Wijers
ISBN : 9780811759274
Genre : History
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This is the story of their bitter combat--in the words of German and American soldiers who were there.
Category: History

T 34 On The Battlefield

Author : Peter Kocsis
ISBN : 9638962305
Genre : History
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An exciting new book series from PeKo publishing. 103 black and white photos and over 112 pages of the Russian T-34/76 and T-34/85 tanks during World War II. Captions in dual language; Hungarian and English. Include vehicles in German service as Beutepanzers and some interesting markings. Photos are from private collections and are previously unpublished.
Category: History

The Leibstandarte Volume Iii

Author : Rudolf Lehmann
ISBN : 0921991053
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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2. Verdenskrig. Tysk militærhistorie. Engelsk oversættelse af den tyske originaludgave om den berømte SS enhed "Die Leibstandarte", bind 3. KGB har også den tyske originaludgave se ISBN: 3921242495.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

War Without Garlands

Author : Robert J. Kershaw
ISBN : UOM:39015049512208
Genre : Soviet Union
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WORLD HISTORY: SECOND WORLD WAR. In the spring of 1941, having abandoned his plans to invade Great Britain, Hitler turned the might of his military forces on to Stalin's soviet Russia. The German army quickly advanced far into Russia as the Soviet forces suffered defeat after defeat. With brutality and savagery displayed on both sides, the Eastern front was literally a campaign in which no prisoners were taken and no quarter was given.Although Hitler's decision to launch 'Barbarossa' was one of the crucial turning points of the war, at first the early successes of the German army pointed to the continuing triumph of the Nazi state. As time wore on, however, the Eastern front became a byword for death for the Germans - to be transferred to the front was the fate feared most by any member of Germany's armed forces.In "War without Garlands", Robert Kershaw examines the campaign largely through the eyes of the German forces who were sent to fight and die for Hitler's grandiose plans.
Category: Soviet Union