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When titans clashed : how the Red Army stopped Hitler / David M. Glantz, Jonathan M. House.

By: Glantz, David M.
Contributor(s): House, Jonathan M. (Jonathan Mallory), 1950-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Modern war studies.Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2015Edition: Revised and expanded edition.Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700621521; 0700621520.Additional physical formats: Print version:: When titans clashed.DDC classification: 940.54/217 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Red Army, 1918-1939 -- Armed truce, 1939-1941 -- Opposing armies, 1941 -- Part I. First period of war: June 1941-November 1942 -- The German onslaught -- Soviet response -- To Moscow -- Rasputitsa, Spring 1942 -- Operation Blau: the German 1942 offensive -- Part II. Second period of war: November 1942-December 1943 -- Operation Uranus: the destruction of Sixth Army -- Rasputitsa and operational pause, Spring 1943 -- Kursk to the Dnepr -- Part III. Third period of war: January 1944-May 1945 -- Third winter of the war -- Operation Bagration: the death of Army Group Center -- Clearing the flanks -- Battles in the snow, winter 1944-1945 -- End game -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Red Army, 1918-1939 -- Armed truce, 1939-1941 -- Opposing armies, 1941 -- Part I. First period of war: June 1941-November 1942 -- The German onslaught -- Soviet response -- To Moscow -- Rasputitsa, Spring 1942 -- Operation Blau: the German 1942 offensive -- Part II. Second period of war: November 1942-December 1943 -- Operation Uranus: the destruction of Sixth Army -- Rasputitsa and operational pause, Spring 1943 -- Kursk to the Dnepr -- Part III. Third period of war: January 1944-May 1945 -- Third winter of the war -- Operation Bagration: the death of Army Group Center -- Clearing the flanks -- Battles in the snow, winter 1944-1945 -- End game -- Conclusion.

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Most of the literature on the Russian campaign in WW II has examined that conflict from the German perspective and explained its course and outcome either in terms of Germany's mistakes or its opponent's overwhelming numerical superiority. In this work, Glantz and House seek to correct these biases. Using material from recently opened Soviet archives, the authors trace the progression of the Red Army's operational skill through the course of the war, and conclude that by early 1944 it was definitely a match for the Germans. The authors offer a useful if not wholly new perspective. Their strictly operational narrative is better at explaining "how" rather than "why" things were done; at times, it becomes bogged down in a jumble of units and commanders whose movements and objectives are difficult to follow. Their conclusion regarding the quality of the Red Army is less than convincing in view of the Red Army's enormous casualties in the last months of the war. Recommended for specialized collections. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. H. Larson Lycoming College

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