Operation Barbarossa 1941: Army Group South Pt. 1

Operation Barbarossa 1941: Army Group South Pt. 1

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Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet Union in 1941, Operation Barbarossa, aimed at nothing less than complete destruction. Hitler saw this as the answer to establishing 'Lebensraum' for the German people in the East. The Soviets believed that a German attack would take place in the Ukraine. As such, Germany faced the Soviet Southwestern and Southern Fronts, containing many of the best equipped, trained and commanded units in the Soviet order. Nevertheless German superiority began to tell and the Soviet Army was encircled and destroyed at Uman. By the beginning of October 1941 it appeared that the Red Army was in the final stages of collapse and nothing could stop the German juggernaut.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 185 x 245 x 8.13mm | 315g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 colour & 75 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 1841766976
  • 9781841766973
  • 489,439

Table of contents

Origins of the Campaign - Chronology - Opposing Plans - Opposing Commanders - Opposing Armies - The frontier battles - Uman and Odessa - The Kiev Pocket - the Crimea - Donets Basin and Rostov - Aftermath - The Battlefields Today - Bibliography - Index
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Review quote

"It does an excellent job in presenting the fighting between German Army Group South and its Russian foes during the six-month campaign from June to December 1941." --Andrew Nguyen, ww2db.com (August 2009)
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About Robert Kirchubel

Robert Kirchubel has had a keen interest in the Eastern Front campaigns of World War II, and Operation Barbarossa in particular, all his adult life. He has already contributed to World War Two in Europe and World War Two in the Pacific and The International Military Encyclopedia. His three-volume study of the Barbarossa camapign is the product of several years work and research. Robert lives and works in California. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916. Howard lives and works in Kent.
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