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    DescriptionIn May 1942, the powerful German Wehrmacht and the massive Soviet Red Army were engaged in a bitter struggle. The initially rapid advance of the Wehrmacht deep into the Soviet Union against the Red Army had been halted by the spring of 1941. Red Army counter-offensives had stopped the German advance at Moscow by the spring of 1942 the Soviet leadership was convinced the Wehrmacht was fatally stretched. A counter-thrust by the Red Army at the southern end of the front line, near the town of Kharkov, would, they imagined, be a vital step in pushing the German Army back. The reality was very different. Soviet over-confidence meant that hundreds of thousands of their soldiers were to lose their lives in one of the most catastrophic offensives in Russian military history. For over half a century, the Soviets kept the scale of their defeat secret. Their victory at the second battle of Kharkov the following year also enabled them to obscure this event. Only in the last decade were the documents made generally available for the first time to reveal the true story of the battle. David M. Glantz, a leading expert on Soviet military strategy and operational art has drawn on contemporary reports and later documents to present a detailed analysis of Soviet military techniques and the scale of the Soviet defeat.


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    Title
    Kharkov 1942
    Subtitle
    Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David M. Glantz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780711034686
    ISBN 10: 0711034680
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    DC22: 940.54217
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH
    DC22: 940.542177
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWLF
    Illustrations note
    c40 mono photographs + 40 maps and other line drawings
    Publisher
    Ian Allan Publishing
    Imprint name
    Ian Allan Publishing
    Publication date
    01 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Surrey
    Author Information
    David M. Glantz is a leading military historian who has published books and articles for a wide range of publishers in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is a founder and former director of the U.S. Army's Foreign Military Studies Office.