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Hitler s Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front

Author : Robert Kirchubel
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An in-depth look at the role armored formations played in the struggle between the Nazis and the Soviets. Hitler’s panzer armies spearheaded the blitzkrieg on the Eastern Front. They played a key role in every major campaign, not simply as tactical tools but also as operational weapons that shaped strategy. Their extraordinary triumphs—and their eventual defeat—mirrors the fate of German forces in the East. And yet no previous study has concentrated on the history of these elite formations in the bitter struggle against the Soviet Union. Robert Kirchubel’s absorbing and meticulously researched account of the operational history of the panzer armies fills this gap, using German sources including many firsthand accounts never before seen in English. And it gives a graphic insight into the organization, tactics, fighting methods, and morale of the Wehrmacht at the height of its powers and as it struggled to defend the Reich.

Hitler s Panzers East

Author : R.H.S. Stolfi
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How close did Germany come to winning World War II? Did Hitler throw away victory in Europe after his troops had crushed the Soviet field armies defending Moscow by August 1941? R.H.S. Stolfi offers a dramatic new picture of Hitler’s conduct in World War II and a fundamental reinterpretation of the course of the war. Adolf Hitler generally is thought to have been driven by a blitzkrieg mentality in the years 1939 to 1941. In fact, Stolfi argues, he had no such outlook on the war. From the day Britain and France declared war, Hitler reacted with a profoundly conservative cast of mind and pursued a circumscribed strategy, pushing out siege lines set around Germany by the Allies. Interpreting Hitler as a siege Führer explain his apparent aberrations in connection with Dunkirk, his fixation on the seizure of Leningrad, and his fateful decision in the summer of 1941 to deflect Army Group Center into the Ukraine when both Moscow and victory in World War II were within its reach. Unaware of Hitler’s siege orientation, the German Army planned blitz campaigns. Through daring operational concepts and bold tactics, the army won victories over several Allied powers in World War II, and these led to the great campaign against the Soviet Union in summer of 1941. Stolfi postulates that in August 1941, German Army Group Center had the strength both to destroy the Red field armies defending the Soviet capital and to advance to Moscow and beyond. The defeat of the Soviet Union would have assured victory in World War II. Nevertheless, Hitler ordered the army group south to secure the resources of the Ukraine against a potential siege. And a virtually assured German victory slipped away. This radical reinterpretation of Hitler and the capabilities of the German Army leads to a reevaluation of World War II, in which the lesson to be learned is not how the Allies won the war, but how close the Germans came to a quick and decisive victory?long before the United States was drawn into the battle.

Army Historical Series Starlingrad to Berllin

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United States Army in World War II The Ardennes Battle of the Bulge

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The Ardennes

Author : Hugh Marshall Cole
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United States Army Combat Forces Journal

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The Eastern Front Day by Day 1941 45

Author : Steve Crawford
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The warriors, the weapons, and the furious battles

Panzers in Normandy

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
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The story of one of Germany's most renowned panzer commanders. Based on Eberbach's own papers and writings. Details on the armored opponent the Allies faced after D-Day.


Author : Walter Scott Dunn
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This book gives an accurate account of the Soviet victory at Kursk, the signal for the transfer of the initiative to the Soviets in World War II.

German Order of Battle Panzer Panzer Grenadier and Waffen SS divisions in World War II

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
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These three definitive volumes cover the German ground forces that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled the Allies around the globe until the bitter end in 1945. Taken together, these volumes are the most comprehensive and accessible reference available on the Germany Army in World War II, unmatched in the information compiled on each division from inception to destruction.

Hitler s Commanders

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Speeches and Proclamations 1932 1945 The years 1941 1945

Author : Adolf Hitler
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The fourth in a four-volume set collecting Hitler's speeches and statements appears translated into English for the first time. (First published in Germany in 1973.) The German historian Max Domarus organizes the volume by calendar year, beginning with a brief summary of the most important events of

SS Steel Storm

Author : Tim Ripley
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An account of the battles of the Waffen-SS Panzer Divisions in the East from the recapture of Kharkov in early 1943, when the 1st SS Panzer Corps prevented the total collapse of Army Group South, to the last desperate attempts to hold the Red Army before Berlin in 1945.

Hitler Moves East 1941 1943

Author : Paul Carell
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Decisive Battles of Hitler s War

Author : Antony Preston
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Hitler s Generals

Author : Richard Brett-Smith
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Includes chapters on the Luftwaffe and the Waffen SS.

The Encyclopedia Americana

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Panzer Baron

Author : Donald Grey Brownlow
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Hitler s Spies

Author : David Kahn
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The first full account of Hitler's extensive intelligence network-and the dramatic story of how Germany lost the battle of the secret services in World War II.


Author : Thomas Zeiler
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From 1937 to 1945 the world witnessed a succession of savage military policies, innovations, and actions on the field, in the water, and in the skies that resulted in the butchery of over fifty million people. The military history of the Second World War involves heroism and evil, effectiveand hopeless strategies, bold and pointless operations, calculation and luck, politics and diplomacy, and production and attrition. This study incorporates recent scholarship on the military history of the Second World War to examine both chronologically and in a comprehensive geographic way themost destructive event in recorded human history. Annihilation argues that World War II evolved into a war of annihilation - a total war - that engulfed militaries and civilians alike, and spared no country either destruction or blame for the carnage. The book questions the adopted intention of the"good war" thesis by wielding the "strategy of annihilation" on all sides as an architectural framework. Readers will find global coverage linking together all theaters of the conflict in a narrative that advances from the beginning to end of the war. This is the first study of the World War II thatallows instructors to assign chapters of the book according to time periods or by place.