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WAFFEN-SS SOLDIER VS SOVIET RIFLEMAN

Rostov-on-Don and Kharkov 1942–43

Autore: Chris McNab

Codice: 228200071

€ 19,00

DISPONIBILE FINE FEBBRAIO 2023

Fully illustrated, this study assesses the Soviet and Waffen-SS troops who contested the cities of Kharkov and Rostov-on-Don on the Eastern Front during 1942–43.

As the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union unfolded, two places that suffered exceptionally severely were Kharkov (now Kharkiv) in Ukraine and Rostov-on-Don in Russia. In total, Kharkov would change hands violently four times between October 1941 and August 1943, and Rostov-on-Don also four times between November 1941 and February 1943.

In this book, Chris McNab examines the fighting men of the Red Army and the Waffen-SS who clashed in three battles – one for Rostov (July 1942) and two for Kharkov (February–March and August). He clearly explains the key differences between these two opponents – training, tactics, weaponry, ideology and motivation – and examines how these differences played out in the three engagements, which ranged from open-terrain combined-arms battles to close-quarters street fighting in major urban zones. The text is complemented by specially commissioned artwork and mapping and carefully chosen archive photographs.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Opposing Sides

Rostov-on-Don, 20–25 July 1942

The Third Battle of Kharkov, 19 February–18 March 1943

The Fourth Battle of Kharkov, 6–11 August 1943

Analysis

Aftermath

Unit organizations

Bibliography

Index

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Riccamente illustrato a colori e in bianco e nero

Pagine

80

Misure

18 x 25

ISBN
9781472857989


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