Cool Stuff To Own
 Most Popular  Baby  Books  Cameras  Computers  DVD  Blu-Ray  Electronics  Music  Software  Tools  Toys  Video Games 
 Kitchen  Outdoor  Apparel  Office Products  Food  Health & Personal Care  Jewelry  Beauty  Sporting Goods 
New!  Release Dates   Top 10 

Search



Smolensk 1943: The Red Army's Relentless Advance (Campaign)

by Robert Forczyk


See larger picture

List Price: $24.00
Our Price: $19.13
You Save: $4.87 (20%)

Eligible for Free Shipping
Learn more

Click here for more information

Looking for a deal?
Buy used and new starting at $19.13

Availability: Not yet published

Release Date: January 22, 2019
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
Author: Robert Forczyk
Creators: Adam Hook (Illustrator), Paul Kime (Cartographer), Bounford.com Bounford.com (Cartographer)
Package Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 9.69 x 7.17
Package Weight: 71 Hundredths Pounds
Item Dimensions (in inches): 9.61 x 7.2 x 0.33
Item Weight: 71 Hundredths Pounds
Audio Tracks/Subtitles: English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)

Other Details

EAN: 9781472830746
ISBN: 1472830741
Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
Number Of Pages: 96


Editorial/Description:

Product Description:

Smolensk 1943 focuses on a major offensive that is virtually unknown in the West. With the German defeat at Kursk, the Soviet Stavka (high command) ordered the Western and Kalinin Fronts to launch Operation Suvorov in order to liberate the important city of Smolensk. The Germans had held this city for two years and Heeresgruppe Mitte's (Army Group Centre) 4. Armee had heavily fortified the region. The Soviet offensive began in August 1943 and quickly realized that the German defenses were exceedingly tough and that the Western Front had not prepared adequately for an extended offensive. Consequently, the Soviets were forced to pause their offensive after only two weeks, replenish their combat forces, and then begin again.

The German 4. Armee was commanded by Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, one of the Wehrmacht's top defensive experts. Although badly outnumbered, Heinrici's army gamely held off two Soviet fronts for seven weeks. Eventually, the 4. Armee's front was finally broken and Smolensk was liberated on 25 September 1943. However, the Western Front was too exhausted to pursue Heinrici's defeated army, which retreated to the fortified cities of Vitebsk, Orsha, and Mogilev; the 4. Armee would hold these cities until the destruction of Army Group Centre in June 1944.

Smolensk 1943: The Red Army's Relentless Advance (Campaign) Customer Reviews

Related Products
US Soldier vs Afrikakorps Soldier: Tunisia 1943 (Combat)
Imjin River 1951: Last stand of the 'Glorious Glosters' (Campaign)
Operation Linebacker I 1972: The first high-tech air war (Air Campaign)
Kos and Leros 1943 (Campaign)
Kulikovo 1380: The battle that made Russia (Campaign)
Tsushima 1905: Death of a Russian Fleet (Campaign)
The Aleutians 1942–43: Struggle for the North Pacific (Campaign)
Division Leclerc: The Leclerc Column and Free French 2nd Armored Division, 1940–1946 (Elite)
British Airborne Soldier vs Waffen-SS Soldier: Arnhem 1944 (Combat)
Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai: Pacific Theater 1944–45 (Duel)



Questions? Please contact the us.
For great deals visit: Best Deals and Discounts