Sztalin joslata nem valt valora, a wermachtot nem sikerult 1942 nyaraig legyozni, sot a nemetek hamarosan mar sztalingrad elott alltak es a kaukazusi olajkutakat veszelyeztettek. Anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes by david m glantz. Jan 22, 2019 author of when titans clashed, the siege of leningrad, 19411944, kharkov 1942, battle for the ukraine, the soviet conduct of tactical maneuver, zhukovs greatest defeat, the battle of kursk, colossus reborn. Thus, the psychological shock felt by the british after the fall of singapore in 1942 paralleled that experienced by their american allies after their crushing defeats at pearl harbor and in the philippines. This study exploits a wealth of soviet and german archival materials, including the combat orders and operational records of the german okw, okh, army groups, and armies of the soviet stavka, the red army general staff, the western main direction command, the western, central, reserve, and briansk fronts, and their subordinate armies to present a detailed mosaic and definitive account of what. Kharkov 1942 in memory of an able historian and fine friend, colonel paul adair, british army retired, who worked so hard to reveal the human dimension of the war on the eastern front. A masodik harkovi csata hatalmas vereseget jelentett a szovjetek szamara. Allied war crimes policy and the question of punishment. Kharkiv is connected with all main cities in ukraine and abroad by regular railway trains. In may 1942 the powerful german wehrmacht and the massive soviet red army were engaged in a bitter struggle. In this eagerly anticipated book, americas foremost expert in russian military studies addresses this neglected. This book is a very detailed report of the major soviet offensive at kharkov in 1942, and as the title says it is seen mostly through soviet eyes. The soviet army started the war with the same system as the rest of the european military organizations.
Although the integration of the materials is not completely seamless, the approach works, given col. Glantz received degrees in history from the virginia military institute and the university of north carolina at chapel hill, and is a graduate of the u. In usage the term is sometimes indistinct, perhaps meaning the collection of all fighting at kharkov including and in between the four named battles, or perhaps meaning just one of the battles without specifying which. Jcsp 41 pcemi 41 exercise solo flight exercice solo flight. Anatomy of a military disaster, ian allen publishing, shepperton, 1998. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Proceedings of the fourth art of war symposium, garmisch, frg, october 1987 cass series on soviet military experience, and kharkov 1942. Second battle of kharkov project gutenberg selfpublishing. More editions of kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes. Told in swift stirring prose, when titans clashed provides the first full account of this epic struggle from the soviet perspective. The shame of savo anatomy of a naval disaster imperial.
Glantz and the publisher is sarpedon publishers of rockville centre, new york. The moscow declaration, the kharkov trial, and the question of a policy on major war criminals in the second world war. Kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster free ebook download as pdf file. Army command and general staff college, defense language institute, institute for. The german advance, the encirclement battle, and the first and second soviet counteroffensives, 10. Det andra slaget vid charkov, namngett av wilhelm keitel, var en motoffensiv av axelmakterna i regionen runt charkov mot roda armens brohuvud vid izium som genomfordes fran 12 till 28 maj 1942 pa ostfronten under andra varldskriget. Glantz born january 11, 1942 is an american military historian known for his books.
Anatomy of a military disaster, 1998, isbn 1885119542. Glantz project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks read. This work goes into a general overview of the massive soviet winter counteroffensive from december of 1941 through february of 1942. Anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes. After failing to finish off the german army in the 194142 winter count. The corps was an organization to assign divisions to for command and control purposes. Anatomy of a military disaster by david glantz, with some order of battle enhancement by george nafziger, and maps based on postwar usgs surveys themselves taken from wartime soviet surveys.
Glantz kharkov was one of the last german victories on the russian front. After failing to finish off the german army in the 194142 winter counteroffensive stalin directed the red army to conduct a powerful blow in one sector of the eastern front in order to disrupt german plans. David glantz, one of the worlds foremost authorities on the soviet military, and jonathan house present a fundamentally new interpretation of what the russians called the great patriotic war. John tiller software panzer campaigns kharkov 42 gold. Anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes, london, 1998, zhuvovs greatest defeat, the red armys epic disaster in operation mars. Glantz does liven up kharkov 1942 with some anecdotal accounts here and there, although german input is minimal he makes clear that this is the soviet view of the battle. Glantz kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster. The red armys epic disaster in operation mars, 1942. Glantz born 11 january 1942 in port chester, new york is an american military historian and the editor of the journal of slavic military studies. If the planning was complicated, the preparation for and execution of the offensive were disasters. The battle of kharkov was any one of four world war ii battles in and near the city of kharkov. During the early fighting in 1941 as the soviet tank divisions were destroyed the soviets changed their armored formations from tank divisions to tank and.
Glantz has managed to weave his own account of the disastrous soviet offensive together with a frank staff history of the operation produced by the soviet army in the early 1950s. Grad je smjesten na sjeveroistoku zemlje i prema popisu iz 2007. The second battle of kharkov or operation fredericus was an axis counteroffensive in the. Anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes by david m. Soviet offensive operations december 1942 august 1943. Red army counteroffensives had stopped the german advance at moscow and by the spring of 1942. Reformed in the summer of 1942, the division fought on the eastern front for the rest of the war. Kharkov 1942 available for download and read online in other formats.
The morality of conscription in napoleonic italy, 18001814. Kharkov, battle of, kharkiv, ukraine, 1942 world war, 19391945 campaigns ukraine. The soviet strategic offensive in manchuria by david m. Regional trains known as elektrichkas connect kharkiv with nearby towns and villages. Isbn 9780711025622 9780711025622 hardcover, ian allan publishing ltd, 1998. During a vicious german counterattack that began on may 17, 1942, three soviet armies were surrounded and were forced to fighting in what has become known as the meat grinder.
Kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster through soviet. Glantz, a leading expert on soviet military strategy and operational art, has drawn upon contemporary soviet reports as well as later documents to present in kharkov 1942. Kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes. Kharkov was one of the last german victories on the russian front. The soviet spring offensive to reclaim kharkov from the germans in 1942 is not very well known.
Anatomy of a military disaster 1998 isbn 1885119542. The second battle of kharkov or operation fredericus was an axis counteroffensive in the region around kharkov now kharkiv against the red army izium bridgehead offensive conducted 1228 may 1942, on the eastern front during world war ii. Overall, kharkov 1942 is one of glantzs better books, although he actually only wrote about onethird of it and the rest is the translated soviet study. Opisanie operatsii voisk iugozapadnom fronta na kharkovskom napravlenii v mae 1942 god en sbornik voennoistoricheskikh materialov velikoi otechestvennoi voiny, vypusk 5. David m glantz the war between nazi germany and the soviet union was the most titanic struggle between two nations in history, and in spring 1942 the conflict was in a crucial phase. In 1942 the soviets tried and failed to retake it, losing 240,000 men in the barvenkovo bulge. Every conceivable reason has been advanced to explain the cause of the disaster. Economic interdependence and war pdf epub mobi txt. First published in 1998 kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes open library donate. Kharkivs passenger railway station was reconstructed and expanded in 1901, to be later destroyed in the second world war. The second battle of kharkov, so named by wilhelm keitel, 8 was an axis counteroffensive in the region around kharkov now kharkiv 9 against the red army izium bridgehead offensive conducted 1228 may 1942, on the eastern front during world war ii. This battle was neither exploitation nor attrition, but a nasty combination of both. See all books authored by glantz, including the initial period of war on the eastern front, 22 juneaugust 1941.
Kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes by david m. Glantz kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster 1998. Kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster david m. Each side took turns with mobile offensives that lead to surprising outcomes sure to challenge the serious wargamer. Kharkov 1942 is based on reallife events that took place from may 12 to 28, 1942, which engaged the red army in the fight of their lives. Soviet offensive operations december 1942 to august 1943, frank cass, london, 1991. Over two million american servicemen passed through britain during the second world war. Military historians have written volumes about german operation. Kharkov became one of the most bitterly contested cities during the war on the eastern front, and this book presents a graphic overview of the atrocious conditions the soldiers on both sides had to endure. The red army and the second world war by alexander hill. The journal of military history is published quarterly by the society for military. Glantz received degrees in history from the virginia military institute and the. The author has throughout the book translated official, now declassified, soviet general staff reports and alongside. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one.
Kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster regiment battalion. Players conduct operations as either soviet commander semyon timoshenko or german commander fedor. Glantz born 11 january 1942 in port chester, new york is an american military historian and the editor of the journal of slavic military studies glantz received degrees in history from the virginia military institute and the university of north carolina at chapel hill, and is a graduate of the u. Anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes a detailed analysis of soviet military techniques and the scale of the soviet defeat at kharkov. Books kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster through soviet eyes. Army command and general staff college, defense language. Military operations on germanys eastern front, apriljune 1942. Every soldier in this scene was marched by the germans to his death within a few days. The division was first formed in july 1941 and was destroyed in the second battle of kharkov. Sandwiched as it is between more famous battles, every military. Anatomy of a military disaster by david glantz, with some order of battle. Januar 1942 in port chester, new york ist ein us amerikanischer.
The initially rapid advance of the wehrmacht deep into the soviet union against the red army which had been decimated by stalins purges in the 1930s had been halted during the winter of 1941. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the united states army air forces usaaf. In a definitive new account of the soviet union at war, alexander hill charts the development, successes and failures of the red army from the industrialisation of the soviet union in the late 1920s through to the end of the great patriotic war in may 1945. Reformed in the summer of 1942, the division fought on the eastern front for the rest of. Kharkov 1942 anatomy of a military disaster hard to find.924 15 1161 670 654 596 372 1172 1178 456 598 1507 1393 1493 7 728 602 127 696 346 831 469 157 1112 1491 1240 1413 361 222 1394 1469 1062 367 403 393 871 515 1305 1346 21 136 957 1170 3 666 1226 1148 747