The Battle for the Ukraine: The Red Army's Korsun'-Shevchenkovkii Operation, 1944 (the Soviet General Staff Study)

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Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 196 pages
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During the winter of 1943-1944, the Red Army mounted major offensive operations against Hitler's Wehrmacht. By January 1944 the Red Army had penetrated the vaunted Eastern Wall along the Dnepr river and was preparing to lunge deep into the Ukraine. In mid-January 1944, Stalin ordered his 1st and 2nd Ukrainian Fronts to crush German forces defending the last portion of the Eastern Wall in German hands, the salient around Korsun'-Shevchenkovskii. The ensuing offensive destroyed a major portion of two German army corps and precipitated the subsequent fighting withdrawal of German forces from the entire Ukraine.
 

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German Defensive Battles in the KorsunShevchenkovskii Region
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Combat Operations of the 5th Guards Don Red Banner Cavalry
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Air Operations during the KorsunShevchenkovskii Operation
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David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House have collaborated on all three volumes of the Stalingrad Trilogy, as well as on the books When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler and The Battle of Kursk. A retired U. S. Army colonel fluent in Russian, Glantz is the author of numerous books, including The Battle for Leningrad, 19411944; Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, and Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania. House is the author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century.

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