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No 655, “Iz neopublikovannykh vospominanii marshala Sovetskogo soiuza G. K. Zhukova, ne pozdnee 1965 g.,” 1941 god, 2:502. Chapter 5. NKVD Operations during Barbarossa, 1941–1942 1. No 431, “Ukaz Presidium Verkhov- nogo Soveta SSSR ...

Author: Frank Ellis

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

ISBN: 9780700626649

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Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's plan for invading the Soviet Union, has by now become a familiar tale of overreach, with the Germans blinded to their coming defeat by their initial victory, and the Soviet Union pushing back from the brink of destruction with courageous exploits both reckless and relentless. And while much of this version of the story is true, Frank Ellis tells us in Barbarossa 1941, it also obscures several important historical truths that alter our understanding of the campaign. In this new and intensive investigation of Operation Barbarossa, Ellis draws on a wealth of documents declassified over the past twenty years to challenge the conventional treatment of a critical chapter in the history of World War II. Ellis's close reading of an exceptionally wide range of German and Russian sources leads to a reevaluation of Soviet intelligence assessments of Hitler's intentions; Stalin's complicity in his nation's slippage into existential slaughter; and the influence of the Stalinist regime's reputation for brutality—and a fear of Stalin's expansionist inclinations—on the launching and execution of Operation Barbarossa. Ellis revisits two major controversies relating to Barbarossa—the Soviet pre-emptive strike thesis put forward in Viktor Suvorov's book Icebreaker; and the view of the infamous Commissar Order, dictating the execution of a large group of Soviet POWs, as a unique piece of Nazi malevolence. Ellis also analyzes the treatment of Barbarossa in the work of three Soviet-Russian writers—Vasilii Grossman, Alexander Bek, and Konstantin Simonov—and in the first-ever translation of the diary kept by a German soldier in 20th Panzer Division, brings the campaign back to the daily realities of dangers and frustrations encountered by German troops.

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The campaign in the West, although brilliantly successful, was effectively a sideshow . russia remained the main enemy . accordingly, on december 18, 1941, Hitler issued “directive no . 21—Case Barbarossa .” This directive stated: “The ...

Author: Michael Olive

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811745802

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Photo chronicle of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

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28 November–3 December Paulus hosts Barbarossa wargames. 5 December Hitler approves basic plan. 18 December Führer Directive 21 issued. 23 December–13 January 1941 Kremlin command conferences and wargames; another shake-up within Soviet ...

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781846036514

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Operation Barbarossa, Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet Union in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than the complete destruction of Communist Russia. This book focuses on Field Marshal von Rundstedt and Army Group South, tasked with the capture of the Ukraine and Crimea. Von Rundstedt's 46 divisions and single Panzer Group faced fierce resistance from the best equipped, trained and commanded units in the Red Army, but ultimately succeeded in destroying the Soviet 6th and 12th Armies at Uman before inflicting a further 600,000 casualties at Kiev. Here, von Rundstedt's five-month advance to Rostov is examined in detail.

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28 November–3 December Paulus hosts Barbarossa wargames. 5 December Hitler approves basic plan. 17–20 December Barbarossa logistical wargames. 18 December Führer Directive 21 issued. 23 December–13 January, 1941 Kremlin command ...

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781846036699

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Of 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. General Kuznetzov's Northwestern Front, however, was in an even weaker state. Despite brave counterattacks and defense by the Soviet forces, the Germans smashed through the Dvina Line, then the Stalin Line, flooded into Latvia and pressed on to encircle Leningrad. 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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Campaign OSPREY PUBLISHING Operation Barbarossa 1941 ( 3 ) Army Group Center 每 Robert Kirchubel Illustrated by Peter Dennis Campaign • 186 Operation Barbarossa 1941 (3) Army Group Center. Front Cover.

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782008699

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The final volume in the Barbarossa trilogy, this title complete the account of the strategic intricacies of the German campaign against Russia. Robert Kirchubel examines the causes behind the German failure, including the inability to resupply troops or provide reserves, as well as the lack of decent German winter uniforms and transport with dramatic contemporary photographs detailing the unforgiving battlefield conditions. Full-colour artwork, maps and bird's-eye-views illustrate the campaign in detail, revealing how, despite lapses and flaws in Soviet defences, the Red Army was able to capitalize on every German weakness.

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This book focuses on Field Marshal von Rundstedt and Army Group South, tasked with the capture of the Ukraine and Crimea.

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782004257

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Operation Barbarossa, Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet Union in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than the complete destruction of Communist Russia. This book focuses on Field Marshal von Rundstedt and Army Group South, tasked with the capture of the Ukraine and Crimea. Von Rundstedt's 46 divisions and single Panzer Group faced fierce resistance from the best equipped, trained and commanded units in the Red Army, but ultimately succeeded in destroying the Soviet 6th and 12th Armies at Uman before inflicting a further 600,000 casualties at Kiev. Here, von Rundstedt's five-month advance to Rostov is examined in detail.

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28 November - 3 December Paulus hosts Barbarossa wargames . 5 December Hitler approves basic plan . 18 December Führer Directive 21 issued . 23 December - 13 January 1941 Kremlin command conferences and wargames ; another shake - up ...

Author: Robert Kirchubel

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114346724

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Operation Barbarossa, Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet Union in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than the complete destruction of Communist Russia. This book focuses on Field Marshal von Rundstedt and Army Group South, tasked with the capture of the Ukraine and Crimea. Von Rundstedt's 46 divisions and single Panzer Group faced fierce resistance from the best equipped, trained, and commanded units in the Red Army, but ultimately succeeded in destroying the Soviet 6th and 12th Armies at Uman before inflicting a further 600,000 casualties at Kiev. Here, von Rundstedt's five-month advance to Rostov is examined in detail.

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35 Taylor, The Goebbels Diaries, 14 May 1941. 36 Dilks, Cadogan Diaries, 12 May 1941. 37 Ibid., 15 May 1941. 38 Ibid., 19 May 1941. 39 JIC (41) 218, PRO WO208/1761, quoted in Braithwaite, Moscow 1941, p. 56. 40 Dilks, Cadogan Diaries, ...

Author: Jonathan Dimbleby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197547212

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Published in the United Kingdom by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, under the title: Barbarossa: How Hitler lost the war.

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Quoted in Robert Kershaw, War Without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa, 1941–1942 (Ian Allen, 2000), p. 62. Guderian, Panzer Leader, p. 152. Quoted in Kershaw, War Without Garlands, p. 66. Taylor, The Goebbels Diaries, 21 June 1941.

Author: Jonathan Dimbleby

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241979204

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A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'The best single-volume account of the Barbarossa campaign to date' Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny 'A page-turning descent into Hell and back . . . this fresh and compelling account of Hitler's failed invasion of the Soviet Union should be on everyone's reading list for 2021' Dr Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire _______________________________ The largest military operation in history. The turning point of the Second World War. The most important year of the twentieth century. Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of Russia in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than a war of extermination to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create Lebensraum for the German master race. But it led to the destruction of the Third Reich, and was cataclysmic for Germany with millions of men killed, wounded or registered as missing in action. It was this colossal mistake -- rather than any action in Western Europe -- that lost Hitler the Second World War. Drawing on hitherto unseen archival material, including previously untranslated Russian sources, Jonathan Dimbleby puts Barbarossa in its proper place in history for the first time. From its origins in the ashes of the First World War to its impact on post-war Europe, and covering the military, political and diplomatic story from all sides, he paints a full and vivid picture of this monumental campaign whose full nature and impact has remained unexplored. Written with authority and humanity, Barbarossa is a masterwork that transforms our understanding of the Second World War and of the twentieth century. _______________________________ 'Superb. . . stays with you long after you have finished' Henry Hemming, bestselling author of Our Man in New York 'A chilling account of war at its worst' Bear Grylls