Operation Barbarossa, 1941
Army Group North v. 2
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Operation Barbarossa, 1941 by Robert Kirchubel
Book DescriptionOf the German Army Groups that attacked Soviet Russia, Von Leeb's Army Group North, tasked with seizing the Baltic States and Leningrad, was the smallest and weakest. Fortunately, General Kuznetzov's Northwestern Front was in an even weaker state. When Army Group North attacked on 22 June, it soon smashed through the Dvina River Line, and the Stalin Line, and flooded into Latvia. Despite brave counterattacks and defense by the Soviet forces, the Germans pressed on towards Leningrad, which by 9 September was encircled. This book examines the German offensive, and also the courageous Soviet attempts to halt the German spearhead, defending every possible line against overwhelming odds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841768571
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2005
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 is a lieutenant colonel on active duty with the California Army National Guard. He has published numerous articles on military history, and has had a keen interest in the Eastern Front campaigns of World War II, and Operation Barbarossa in particular, all his adult life. His three-volume study of the Barbarossa campaign 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 100: 'D-Day 1944 (1) Omaha Beach', and Campaign 115: 'Operation Barbarossa 1941 (1) Army Group South'. Howard lives and works in Kent.
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