Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942: Schwerpunkt

Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front Schwerpunkt The German panzer armies that swept into the Soviet Union in were an undefeated force that had honed their skill in combined arms warfare to a fine edge The Germans focused their panzers and tact

  • Title: Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942: Schwerpunkt
  • Author: Robert Forczyk
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  • Page: 344
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The German panzer armies that swept into the Soviet Union in 1941 were an undefeated force that had honed their skill in combined arms warfare to a fine edge The Germans focused their panzers and tactical air support at points on the battlefield defined as Schwerpunkt main effort to smash through any defensive line and then advance to envelope their adversaries InitiThe German panzer armies that swept into the Soviet Union in 1941 were an undefeated force that had honed their skill in combined arms warfare to a fine edge The Germans focused their panzers and tactical air support at points on the battlefield defined as Schwerpunkt main effort to smash through any defensive line and then advance to envelope their adversaries Initially, these methods worked well in the early days of Operation Barbarossa and the tank forces of the Red Army suffered defeat after defeat Although badly mauled in the opening battles, the Red Army s tank forces did not succumb to the German armoured onslaught and German planning and logistical deficiencies led to over extension and failure in 1941 In the second year of the invasion, the Germans directed their Schwerpunkt toward the Volga and the Caucasus and again achieved some degree of success, but the Red Army had grown much stronger and by November 1942, the Soviets were able to turn the tables at Stalingrad Robert Forczyk s incisive study offers fresh insight into how the two most powerful mechanized armies of the Second World War developed their tactics and weaponry during the critical early years of the Russo German War He uses German, Russian and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of ard warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives His analysis of the greatest tank war in history is compelling reading.

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    • Robert Forczyk

      Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history.

    287 thoughts on “Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942: Schwerpunkt

    • A highly readable account of the armour warfare on the Eastern Front during the years 1941-1942. The author gives a good overview of the tactics used, the errors made and the reason why the war progressed as it progressed. The author served in tanks himself, and this is shown throughout the book. Highly recommended! The employment of Germany's armoured forces during the initial attack in 1941 was shaped by three wrong assumptions made by Hitler. First, the war was suspected to be short and no pr [...]


    • Forcyzk writes a relatively readable account of the first two years of Eastern Front, bulwarked by extensive documentary research and his own experience as an American tanker. There's a lot of the boring details of the form "Kampfgruppe Raus advanced 10 km towards Plotsk until stopped by blocking detachments from the 15th Tank Corps, which was defeated at 1800 with heavy losses, leaving the path clear for", but Forcyzk has an eye for the big picture and patterns.In particular, Nazi Panzer divisi [...]


    • “Tank Warfare on Eastern Front 1941-43” is an attempt to provide an objective analysis of how armour or more specifically, large armoured formations, were used on Eastern Front during the first two years of World War II. Considering the amount of literature written about World War II, it may seem strange that such a book needed to be written year 2016. But the fact is that the need for such analysis was indeed enormous and the author fills with it a gap that screamed for historian’s attent [...]


    • First a word of caution: I read only the introductory and conclusionary parts. Why? Because most of the operational parts were too repetitive and mechanic to my liking. Forczyk is a good writer and he's explicitly opposed to the kind of war history where events are looked at only from the "map war game" perspective, but for battle descriptions he's chosen quite a straight-forward narrative where divisions, corps and armies maneuver, logistics are a major consideration, weather varies and the opp [...]


    • The book itself has a lot of information to offer. It explains how Germany was able to obtain its chain of victories during the early years of the war to how the Soviets were slowly regaining their foothold in the war. Although the content is nice, the book is for people who have some kind of familiarity with World War II. My only big gripe with the book is the fact that it lacks proper maps describing the events, but like I said if you have a decent understanding of the Eastern Front it shouldn [...]


    • A different viewThis is a penetrating and somewhat rigorous analysis of armoured warfare on the Russian front, from Barbarossa to Stalingrad. The author uses documentary evidence to dispel some of the received wisdom surrounding these campaigns.


    • GoodGood book would read another one each month kept me interested need to be cheaper to buy as once read you delete them


    • Excellent review of the early years of the German-Russian campaign This is a detailed summary of the early years of World War II on the eastern front. Could have used more maps.



    • This detailed accounting of Germany's invasion of the USSR concentrates on the armored and motorized weaponry of the two armies. Operation Barbarossa failed in 1941 for various reasons which came back to haunt the Germans in 1942 when the focus on Moscow turned south towards the Caucasus and the desperate need for oil. Poor planning seemed to plague the opponents when they often overextended themselves in "just one more push" mentality. The author clearly states mistakes made, especially those o [...]


    • If you're looking for detailed strategic and tactical analysis of tank warfare between the Germans and Soviets during the first years of the Eastern Front, look no further than this book. It's one that demands precise reading, as the author expects the reader to keep up with the large array of army groups and commanders. If you do, you'll be rewarded with a much more nuanced understanding of the entire Eastern Front.


    • Extremely well written and informative. Rarely does a book throw a completely new light on a subject one thought one understood.This is one such book. The author has been in a tank himself and his knowledge shows.


    • Good interesting account of tank warfare in the early years on the eastern frontLots of useful information and an excellent readSome myths busted and a few confirmed


    • Useful read several new theory's that rang true and held together nicely.The level and tone of the writing made it a very readable book.


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