Operation Barbarossa 1941
Army Group South Pt. 1
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Operation Barbarossa 1941 by Robert Kirchubel
Book DescriptionGermany'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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766973
(245mm x 185mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Kirchubel
Atlas of the Eastern Front, Hardback (November 2015)
The Eastern Front was the most significant theatre of World War II. Here the bulk of the Wehrmacht was committed and eventually shattered by the Red Army in a campaign of unmatched intensity. With detailed pieces of cartography, this book explains the fighting and physical challenges faced by Axis and Soviet forces alike.
Operation Barbarossa, Hardback (August 2013)View all books by Robert Kirchubel
When Hitler ordered the start of Operation Barbarossa, millions of German soldiers flooded into Russia, believing that their rapid blitzkrieg tactics would result in a victory similar to the ones enjoyed by the Wehrmacht over Poland and France. This book examines how the failure of the invasion contributed to the final defeat of Nazi Germany.
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Author Biography - 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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