Soviet Military Operational Art: In Pursuit of Deep Battle

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Taylor & Francis, 1991 - History - 295 pages
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David Glantz examines the Soviet study of war, the re-emergence of the operation level and its connection with deep battle, the evolution of the Soviet theory of operations in depth before 1941, and its refinement and application in the European theatre and the Far East between 1941 and 1945.
 

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Contents

Hierarchy of Terms
2
The Nature of Operational
16
The Framework of Operations
39
aw Definitions of Strategy and Tactics Relationship of Terminology with Mission Territory
40
The Formative Years of Soviet Operational
50
1941
79
December 1941
91
Motorized Rifle Division Combat Formation
94
19441945
153
Operational Art and the Revolution
159
Postwar Reorganization of Forces
163
Front Operational Formation 19461953
170
Rifle Division Combat Formation
176
Refinement of the Revolution in Military
179
Force Reorganization of 19611962
184
Motorized Rifle Division Combat Formation
190

The Great Patriotic War and the Maturation
99
December 1941
102
Front Operational Formation Defense Summer 1941
110
Army Operational Formation 1941
111
Rifle Division Combat Formation Defense 1941
129
1943
130
Army Operational Formation Winter 19421943
132
Front Operational Formation Defense 1943
134
Army Operational Formation Defense 1943
135
Rifle Division Combat Formation Offense Winter 19421943
136
Rifle CorpsDivision Combat Formation Offense SummerFall 1943
138
Defense 19581962
193
Motorized Rifle Division Combat Formation
201
1987
212
Front and Army Operations
224
Corps and Division Operations
237
Conclusion
243
Current Soviet Ground Force Structure
261
Notes
267
Index
290
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About the author (1991)

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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