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Volume 3, the Documentary Companion to Barbarossa Derailed, contains the documentary evidence for the two volumes of narrative. In addition to key Führer Directives issued by Adolf Hitler to provide direction to his forces during the Barbarossa Campaign, as well as vital orders issued by German Army Group Center, this book includes the daily operational summaries of the participating Soviet fronts, armies, and some divisions and many if not most of the orders and reports issued by the struggling Soviet armies. Precise translations illustrate not only the capabilities and states-of-mind of key Soviet commanders as they dealt with crisis after crisis but also the characteristics (such as aggressiveness, passivity, brutality, and despair) of their varied styles of command. They also demonstrate how an army, which lost the bulk of its experienced troops during the first several months of the campaign, attempted to use its operational directives and tactical orders to educate its soldiers and officers in the basics of waging war in the midst of active and bloody operations.
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About the Author
David M. 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.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Defense Language Institute, Institute for Russian and Eastern European Studies, and U.S. Army War College. He entered active service with the United States Army in 1963.
Table of Contents
List of Archival Maps v
List of Tables vi
Corrections to Volume Two xii
Appendices with Organizational Tables and Documents Regarding Specific Stages of the Battle For Smolensk
A The Composition, Dispositions. Command Cadre, and Armored Strength of Mechanized Corps Supporting the Western Front in July 1941 13
B The Western Front's Lepel' Counterstroke, 6-9 July 1941 18
C Army Group Center's Advance on Smolensk and the Timoshenko "Counteroffensive," 10-15 July 1941 26
D The Composition and Command Cadre of the Front of Reserve Armies, 14 July 1941 41
E The Composition and Command Cadre of the Front of the Mozhaisk Defense Line, 18 July 1941 47
F Army Group Center's Encirclement Battle at Smolensk, 16-23 July 1941 49
G The First Soviet Counteroffensive, 23-31 July 1941 71
H Tire Struggle for the Smolensk Pocket, 23-31 July 1941 99
I The Northern Flank: Nevel' and Velikie Luki, 16-31 July 1941 120
J The Southern Flank, the Fall of Mogilev and the Problem of 21st Army (Guderian's Advance to the Sozh River), 16-31 July 1941 123
K Armeegruppe Guderian's Destruction of Group Kachalov, 31 July-6 August 1941 135
L The Reduction of the Smolensk Pocket, 1-6 August 1941 152
M The Stavka Regroups its Forces, 30 July-11 August 1941 179
N Armeegruppe Guderian's and Second Army's Southward March and the Fall of Gomel', 8-21 August 1941 193
O The Second Soviet Counteroffensive: The Western Front's Dukhovshchina Offensive, 6-24 August 1941 198
P The Second Soviet Counteroffensive: The Reserve Front's El'nia Offensive, 8-24 August 1941 293
Q The Northern Flank: Group Stumme's Advance to Velikie Luki and Toropets, 21-28 August 1941 300
R The Northern Flank: Group Stumme's Advance to Zapadnaia Dvina, 29 August-9 September 329
S The Third Soviet Counteroffensive: The Western Front's Dukhovshchina Offensive, 25 August-10 September 1941 351
T The Third Soviet Counteroffensive: The Reserve Front's El'nia Offensive, 30 August-10 September 1941 469
U (Part 1) Armeegruppe Guderian's Jockeying for Position along the Desna River, 22-25 August 1941 474
U (Part 2) Armeegruppe Guderian's Advance across the Desna River, 25-28 August 1941 499
U (Part 3) The Third Soviet Counteroffensive: The Briansk Front's Roslavl'-Novozybkov Offensive, 29 August-14 September 1941 513
V The Roslavl'-Novozybkov Offensive: The Records of 108th Tank Division and 40th Army's 10th Tank Division, 28 August-14 September 1941 582
W Excerpts from the Southwestern Front's Daily Operational Directives and Summaries about 40th Army's Positions and Situation, 28 August-10 September 1941 [not in the narrative] 592
Index to Documents and Tables 602