Sunday Mar 19, 2023

The Soviet Winter Offensive, 1942: Beyond Barbarossa, episode 22

Stalin orders a general counter-offensive designed to drive the Germans back to Berlin by the end of 1942. Does it work?

Map 1: The Soviet counter-offensive, Winter 1941–1942


Map 2: The Rzhev salient


Map 3: The Lozovoya-Toropets offensive



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

Walter Kerr, The Russian Army: Its Men, Its Leaders and Its Battles. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944.

David Stahel, Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941_1942. New York, USA: Picador, 2020.

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

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

Maps: Wikipedia

Sound effects: Zapsplat

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