DEMYANSK 1942-43 THE FROZEN FORTRESS PDF

Demyansk –43 has 26 ratings and 4 reviews. Andrew said: Good history needs editingThe book has good information. It is however an Osprey book and s . The Demyansk Pocket was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk, south of Leningrad, during World War. The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during World War II, stretching from.

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The frozen fortress Osprey Campaign by Robert Forczyk. The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War, stretching from February to February Originally, the German Armee occupied Demyansk in the fall of because it was key terrain – a crossroads located on high ground amidst a sea of swampy terrain – that would be used as a The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War, stretching from February to February Armee occupied Demyansk in the fall of because it was key terrain – a crossroads located on high ground amidst a sea of swampy terrain – that would be used as a springboard for an eventual offensive into the Valdai Hills.

Instead, the Soviet winter counteroffensive in February encircled the German II Armeekorps and other units, totalling abouttroops, inside the Demyansk Pocket. Another pocket demtansk also created around Kholm, with another 5, Germans inside. 19942-43 despite severe pounding from five Soviet armies, the embattled German troops held the pocket and the Luftwaffe organized a major aerial resupply effort to sustain the defenders.

Demyansk 1942–43: The frozen fortress

For the first time in military history, an army was supplied entirely by air. After stopping the Soviet winter counteroffensive, the German Armee mounted two major relief efforts to rescue their trapped forces in the Demyansk and Kholm pockets, which were finally relieved in April-May During the siege, the crack 3. SS-Division ‘Totenkopf’ was virtually demhansk, suffering 80 per cent casualties.

However, Hitler demanded that the 12 divisions of II Armeekorps remain in the narrow Demyansk salient, whose base was only 6km wide. Throughout the summer and autumn ofthe Soviets pounded the salient from all sides, inflicting heavy casualties on the defenders. In FebruaryMarshal Timoshenko was ordered to launch an offensive to cut off the base of the salient and annihilate the 12 divisions. At the same time, Hitler finally came to his senses after the Stalingrad debacle and authorized the Armee to withdraw from the pocket.

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Thus, the Germans began to withdraw just as Timoshenko opened his grand offensive to cut rrozen off and destroy almostGerman troops. This volume will conclude with the drama of a German army-size withdrawal under fire in winter, under attack from three sides. Paperback96 pages. Published June 19th by Osprey Publishing first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Demyansk —43please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Good history needs editing The book has good information. It is however an Osprey book and should be easy for someone to pickup who is unfamiliar with certain terminology.

The author uses abbreviations and provides no glossary. These are not the only cases where he does this and eventually it go Good history needs editing The book has good information. These are not the only cases where he fortresss this and eventually it got annoying for me.

I prefer books written in English to use those acronyms. Fortresw did not use Russian Acronyms so he was inconsistent as is forttess for most historians of the period who tend to not have done much actual research into Russian accounts of the battle.

I do not criticize his accuracy but I do criticize his bias. A little dense and different than the average WW2 tome, this book, and frankly this series, does a nice job giving you a very plain rundown of the order of battle and the different phases of the conflict. While I enjoy the dispassionate outlay of facts, it’s often so dense and term-centric that it gets distracting. If there’s one criticism to make, it’s that the writing is pretty technical and rough.

But it’s great to have the facts in front of you, and see the multitude of raw information that su A little dense and different than the average WW2 tome, this book, and frankly this series, does a nice job giving you a very plain rundown of the order of battle and the different phases of the conflict.

But it’s great to have the facts in front of you, and see the multitude of raw information fortrress survives about even little-known conflicts such as this one. Mar 31, Dimitri rated it liked it Shelves: Strategically, ‘weak spot’ in the German front, that the Soviets sought to breach. Tactically, it’s an interesting story of warfare on the Eastern front on a small scale, where overstretched infantry on either side couldn’t rely on massive aerial or armored support.

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It’s just a pity that mr. Feb 15, Bruinrefugee rated it liked it. This is a very good volume for putting what happened later at Stalingrad into strategic perspective.

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