After Stalingrad

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In the wake of the Red Army's signal victory at Stalingrad, which began when its surprise counteroffensive encircled German Sixth Army in Stalingrad region in mid-November 1942 and ended when its forces Liquidated beleaguered Sixth Army in early February 1943, the Soviet High Command (Stavka) expanded its counteroffensive into a full-fledged winter offensive which nearly collapsed German defenses in southern Russia. History has recorded the many dramatic triumphs the Red Army achieved during the initial phases of...

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Overview

In the wake of the Red Army's signal victory at Stalingrad, which began when its surprise counteroffensive encircled German Sixth Army in Stalingrad region in mid-November 1942 and ended when its forces Liquidated beleaguered Sixth Army in early February 1943, the Soviet High Command (Stavka) expanded its counteroffensive into a full-fledged winter offensive which nearly collapsed German defenses in southern Russia. History has recorded the many dramatic triumphs the Red Army achieved during the initial phases of this winter offensive, culminating with its rapid advance deep into the Donbas and Khar'kov regions in February 1943.

It has also described the subsequent feats of German Field Marshall Erich von Manstein, who, tasked by his f├╝hrer, Adolph Hitler, to restore German fortunes in southern Russia, skillfully orchestrated a counterstroke of his own that indeed restored stability to Germany's defenses in the East and paved the way for the climactic battle of Kursk July 1943.

As is so often the case, however, history has misled its audience for several cogent reason on the one hand, the Soviet Union and its historians, anxious to conceal the ambitiousness of its offensive and at the same time, preserve the reputations of the Red Army and senior commanders, willfully avoided describing the offensive's true scope and the man failures and shortcomings the Red Army experienced during its conduct. On the other hand, German and other Western historians, frequently basing their accounts on inaccurate Soviet sources, focused only on the most dramatic aspects of the offensive, ignoring much of their adversary's actions and, not coincidentally, missing his intent.

This volume, and the series that provides it context, restores the lost and concealed to the historical record. Exploiting newly-released Russian archival materials, it reveals unbounded ambitions that shaped the Stavka's winter offensive and the full scope and scale of the Red Arm's many offensive operations. For example, it reflects on recently rediscovered Operation Mars, Marshal Zhukov's companion-piece to the more famous Operation Uranus at Stalingrad. It then reexamines the Red Army's dramatic offensive into the Donbas and Khar'kov region during February, clearly demonstrating offensive was indeed conducted by three rather than two Red Army fronts. Likewise, it describes how the Stavka expanded the scale of its offensive in mid-February 1943 ordering major strategic efforts, hitherto ignored, by multiple Red Army frontsalone Western (Orel-Smolensk) axis and, in Zhukov's forgotten operation Polar Star, the Northwestern (Demiansk- Leningrad) axis as well.

Finally, by restoring the full scope of these failed or partially failed Red Army offensives to history, this volume also reassesses the impact of Manstein's dramatic counterstrokes in the Donbas and Khar'kov regions, concluding that their impact was equivalent to of a full-fledged strategic counteroffensive.

This new study includes over 100 operational maps to highlight key aspects of the offensive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906033262
  • Publisher: Helion & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/19/2009
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations v

List of Maps vi

List of Figures x

Preface xi

1 Overview 14

Part 1 soviet Offensive Operations Within The Context Of The Stalingrad Offensive (November 1942-January 1943)

2 The Kalinin and Western Fronts' 2nd Rzhev-Sychevka Offensive (Operation Mars) (25 November-16 December 1942) 38

3 The Northwestern Front's Demiansk Offensive (28 November 1942-6 January 1943) 92

Part 2 soviet Offensive Operations Along The Southwestern Axis (February-March 1943)

4 The Southwestern Front's Voroshilovgrad (Donbas) Offensive (Operation Gallop [Skachok]) (29 January-18 February 1943) 110

5 The Southern Front's Mariupol' (Donbas) Offensive (16-22 February 1943) 198

Part 3 soviet Offensive Operations Along The Western (Central) Axis (February-March 1943)

6 The Briansk Front's Orel Offensive and the Voronezh Front's (60th and 38th Armies') L'gov and Sumy Offensives (26 January-12 February 1943) 228

7 The Central, Briansk, and Western Fronts' Orel, Briansk, and Smolensk Offensive (15 February-6 March 1943) 252

8 The Kalinin, Western, Briansk, and Central Fronts' Orel, Briansk, and Smolensk Offensive (7-21 March 1943) 321

Part 4 soviet Offensive Operations Along The Northwestern Axis (February-March 1943)

9 The Leningrad, Volkhov, and Northwestern Fronts' Operation Polar Star (Demiansk) (15-28 February) 390

10 The Leningrad, Volkhov, Northwestern Front's Truncated Operation Polar Star (Staraia Russa) (4March-2 April 1943) 428

11 Conclusions 443

Notes 471

Bibliography 506

Index 513

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