Demyansk –43 has 26 ratings and 4 reviews. Andrew said: Good history needs editingThe book has good information. It is however an Osprey book and s . The Demyansk Pocket was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk, south of Leningrad, during World War. The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during World War II, stretching from.

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Cesar Yudice rated it really liked it May 04, If there’s one criticism to make, it’s that the writing is pretty dsmyansk and rough. Location of Demyansk within modern European Russia. During the siege, the crack 3.

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Demyansk 1942–43: The frozen fortress

Date 8 February — 20 May Steven Chang marked it as to-read Jan 18, The froezn of the Northwestern Front offensive was to encircle the entire northern flank of the 16th Army’s forces, of which the 2nd Army Corps was only a small part, and the Soviet command was desperate to keep the Front moving even after this success.

Yet despite severe pounding from five Soviet armies, the embattled Dmeyansk troops held the pocket and the Luftwaffe organized a major aerial resupply effort to sustain the defenders.

Originally, the German Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Steven Mercatante rated it really liked it Mar 24, In addition, airmen were lost. Its success was a major contributor to the decision by the Army High Command to try the same tactic during the Battle of Stalingrad where it failed to save the 6th Army under Paulus. Andrew Hanson added it Apr 13, The pocket contained two viable airfields at Demyansk and Peski capable of receiving transport aircraft.

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Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. Retrieved from ” https: But it’s great to have the facts in front of you, and see the multitude of raw information that su A little dense and different than the average WW2 tome, this book, and frankly this series, does a nice job giving you a very plain rundown of the order of battle and the different phases of the conflict.

Thus, the Germans began to withdraw just as Timoshenko opened his grand offensive to cut them off and destroy almostGerman troops. Demyanak 15, Bruinrefugee rated it liked it.

Demyansk – The frozen fortress – Robert Forczyk – Google Books

Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow. These are not the only cases where he does this and eventually it got annoying for me. Demyansk was important as it was close to the main fprtress between both of the target cities and when the soviets attacked and high command wished to withdraw.

I do not criticize his accuracy but I do criticize his bias.

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Courtney marked it as to-read Jul 02, Rob rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Bloomsbury PublishingJun 20, – Vortress – 96 pages. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Account Options Sign in.


Armee to withdraw from the pocket. These vehicles were inadequate against the T34 and KV1 tanks, so the infantry had to deal with them using Teller mines and anti tank mine which were either thrown onto or placed und the tracks.

Osprey Publishing Campaign Series Author: The encirclement began as the Demyansk Offensive Operation, the first phase being carried out from 7 January May on the initiative of General Lieutenant Pavel Kurochkincommander of Northwestern Front.

This planted the seeds for the supply of Stalingrad later in 42 when it was cut off but the air supply distances were greater as were the loads per day.

Paperback96 pages. Strategically, ‘weak spot’ in the German front, that the Soviets sought to breach. At the same time, Hitler finally came to his senses after the Stalingrad debacle and authorized the At the same time, Hitler finally came to his senses after the Stalingrad debacle and authorized the Julio Campos added it May 22, Refresh and try again.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Tim marked it as to-read Mar 05,