Sunday Mar 05, 2023

The Soviet Winter Offensive 1942: Beyond Barbarossa, episode 20

After stopping Operation Barbarossa, at the opening of 1942, the Red Army launches a series of offensives to drive the Germans back to Berlin. A series of offensives that became a series of bloody failures. 

Map 1: The Soviet Winter Offensives, December 1941 – May 1942


Map 2: The Crimean Peninsula 


Map 3: The Kerch Peninsula

The Red Army and Navy land on the eastern extremity of Crimea


Map 4:  The Lyuban Offensive, or the Battle of Volkhov 


Map 5: The Demyansk Pocket 



Clayton Donnell, The Defence of Sevastopol, 1941–1942: The Soviet Perspective. Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2016

David Glantz, Operation Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia 1941. Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press, 2011

David Stahel, Operation Typhoon: Hitler's March on Moscow, October 1941. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013 

David Stahel, Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941–1942. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019 

Anthony Tucker-Jones, Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin's War 1941–1945. Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press, 2017

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