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Sevastopol 1942 by Robert Forczyk
Book DescriptionIn late July 1941, Hitler ordered Army Group South to seize the Crimea as part of its operations to secure the Ukraine and the Donets Basin, in order to protect the vital Romanian oil refineries at Ploesti from Soviet air attack. After weeks of heavy fighting, the Germans breached the Soviet defences and overran most of the Crimea. By November 1941, the only remaining Soviet foothold in the area was the heavily fortified naval base at Sevastopol. Operation Sturgeon Haul, the final assault on Sevastopol, was one of the very few joint service German operations of World War II, with two German corps together with a Romanian corps being supported by a huge artillery siege train, the Luftwaffe's crack VIII Flieger Korps and a flotilla of S-Boats provided by the Kriegsmarine. This volume closely examines the impact of logistics, weather and joint operational planning upon the last major German victory in World War II.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846032219
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Forczyk
Kursk 1943, Paperback (March 2017)
A few months after Stalingrad, the armies of Hitler and Stalin fought one of the largest armored battles in history at Kursk. This illustrated book examines this titanic struggle.
We March Against England, Hardback (October 2016)
This study tells the thrilling tale of Hitler's plan to invade Britain and end its involvement in World War II, and sheds new light on the greatest threat to Britain in over a century.
Where the Iron Crosses Grow, Paperback (September 2016)
The Crimean Peninsula was the setting for the destruction of a number of armies in World War II, both Soviet and German, and this study, now available in paperback, will reveal the pattern of conquest in the region.
Dnepr 1943, Paperback (March 2016)» View all books by Robert Forczyk
Describes the dramatic four-month campaign that saw the Red Army not only succeed in crossing the Dnepr at multiple points, but also liberate Kiev, capital of the Ukraine.
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Author Biography - Robert Forczyk
Dr Robert A. Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He is currently a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserves and has served 18 years as an armour officer in the US 2nd and 4th Infantry Divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). The author lives in Laurel, MD.
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