Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East

Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East

David Stahel / Dec 11, 2019

Operation Barbarossa and Germany s Defeat in the East Operation Barbarossa the German invasion of the Soviet Union began the largest and most costly campaign in military history Its failure was a key turning point of the Second World War The operation

  • Title: Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East
  • Author: David Stahel
  • ISBN: 9780521768474
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began the largest and most costly campaign in military history Its failure was a key turning point of the Second World War The operation was planned as a Blitzkrieg to win Germany its Lebensraum in the East, and the summer of 1941 is well known for the German army s unprecedented victories and advances Yet tOperation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began the largest and most costly campaign in military history Its failure was a key turning point of the Second World War The operation was planned as a Blitzkrieg to win Germany its Lebensraum in the East, and the summer of 1941 is well known for the German army s unprecedented victories and advances Yet the German Blitzkrieg depended almost entirely upon the motorised Panzer groups, particularly those of Army Group Centre Using previously unpublished archival records, David Stahel presents a new history of Germany s summer campaign from the perspective of the two largest and most powerful Panzer groups on the Eastern front Stahel s research provides a fundamental reassessment of Germany s war against the Soviet Union, highlighting the prodigious internal problems of the vital Panzer forces and revealing that their demise in the earliest phase of the war undermined the whole German invasion.

    Operation Barbarossa History, Summary, Combatants Operation Barbarossa, during World War II, code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which was launched on June , The failure of German troops to defeat Soviet forces in the campaign signaled a crucial turning point in the war. Operation Barbarossa Definition, Summary WWII HISTORY Oct , Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union during WWII The offensive was launched on June , . What Was Operation Barbarossa WorldAtlas Operation Barbarossa and Germany s Defeat in the East Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began the largest and most costly campaign in military history Its failure was a key turning point of the Second World War The operation was planned as a Blitzkrieg to win Germany its Lebensraum in the East, and the summer of is well known for the German army s unprecedented victories and advances. Operation Barbarossa Part The Invasion YouTube Apr , A look at The first phase of Barbarossa before the push to Moscow P.O.Box Potential History P.O Box Beech Grove, IN, Operation Barbarossa Part , Planning the Catastrophe Duration . Operation Barbarossa The Invasion Hitler Could Never Win Operation Barbarossa On June nd, Hitler ordered the invasion of the Soviet Union by Germany It was codenamed Operation Barbarossa, and it had three main objectives to capture and subdue the Baltic States and Leningrad in the north, Moscow in the centre and the Ukraine and southern Russia in the south.

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        David Stahel was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1975, but grew up in Melbourne, Australia He completed an honours degree in history at Monash University 1998 , an MA in War Studies at King s College London 2000 and a PhD at the Humboldt University in Berlin 2007 His research focus has centered primarily on the German military in World War II and particularly Hitler s war against the Soviet Union Dr Stahel s latest book Operation Typhoon was released by Cambridge University Press in March 2013 and will be followed by another book focusing on German operations on the eastern front in November and early December 1941.David Stahel completed his undergraduate studies at Monash University and Boston College He has an MA in War Studies from King s College London and a PhD in 2007 from the Humboldt University in Berlin His dissertation has been published by Cambridge Military Histories as Operation Barbarossa and Germany s Defeat in the East He joined the University of New South Wales Canberra in 2012 Books Operation Barbarossa and Germany s Defeat in the East Cambridge, 2009 Kiev 1941 Hitler s Battle for Supremacy in the East Cambridge, 2012 Together with Alex J Kay and Jeff Rutherford Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941 Total War, Genocide and Radicalization Rochester, 2012 Operation Typhoon Hitler s March on Moscow Cambridge, 2013.Moscow 1941 Hitler s Battle for the Soviet Capital forthcoming.


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    1. The author's premise is that the outcome of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union was determined not by the long winter or the strength of the Soviet army. Rather, it was determined by German arrogance, a lack of planning for logistics and the amazing lack of intelligence gathering before the invasion. The book makes a good case for all of these factors. However, it does not persuade me that the war could not have been won on the Eastern front even after The initial operation failed. Many factor [...]


    2. There are myths surrounding operation Barbarossa, the 1941 Nazi Germany invasion of the Soviet Union, that persist in the popular imagination to this day. For all appearances the Germans were invincible: they conquered vast territory, defeated many Russian armies who must have fought very poorly or not at all, evidenced by the millions of prisoners the Germans took in the process. They would have reached Moscow were they not thwarted by severe winter weather and snow. In short, as if in a retell [...]


    3. A very detailed look at the first two months of Operation Barbarossa from the perspective of German Army Group Central. It shows how Germany totally underestimated the resolve of the Red Army and over estimated their logistics ability. The grinding down of the German Blitzkrieg and lack of agreement on strategic objectives meant the German Army could not defeat the Soviet Union in 1941, which essentially meant they could not win the war. Making the same mistakes as Napoleon, Germany essentially [...]


    4. A monumental work of scholarship and a successful take on revisionist history from the mythos too often attributed to the German Army by Anglo-American historians. Drawing heavily from primary sources, Stahel uses the unguarded diaries and correspondence of the campaign to vividly illustrate an army at war with itself and with its Führer. The book covers the planning and the first summer of Barbarossa, and makes clear that by August of 1941, the German invasion was doomed to failure, bringing d [...]


    5. A book full of novel details (for me at least) regarding the approach of nazi Germany on the eastern front. Suggested.Some more notes: while, as written, the amount of novel details - which other historians perhaps consider not important to mention, but those are important - that put in perspective the German advance in the East is welcomed, for example the exhausting marches done by the infantry, the rate of break down of vehicles and so on; it seems that the author tends to downplay some infor [...]


    6. This is an excellent book that looks at why the Germans lost their war against the Soviet Union. Althought the campaign opened with a long series of tremendous victories by the Germans, including the capture, over the first few months, of literally millions of Soviet soldiers, they were unable to completely break the Soviet Army and force the Soviet's to surrender. This book examines the activities of Operation Barbarossa, mostly in the central portion of the theater, to show why that despite wi [...]


    7. Highly recommended - David Stahel spent tons of time in the German archives bringing us an excellent revisionist history which does not just tell the same eastern front story over and over again. The point is simply that long before day one, the Germans had lost. They were replaying their novel French victory and projecting it on to everything. As such, long before they invaded Russia the had lost because they had fundamentally misread the situation. And, to believe that attacking Russia was a w [...]


    8. Excellent book. I love any book that turns conventional wisdom on its head and this sure does. Stahel destroys the myth that the mighty Wermacht only lost the war because of Hitler's meddling. Not true. They attempted in the USSR to do too much with too little men and equipment. The German generals failed to put any breaks on Hitler's meglomania, and in fact, fed it more with their "sure we can do that. Conquer the Soviets in 2 month--no problem."It's and excellent book and a real military histo [...]


    9. Argues a powerful case that the Wehrmacht was inadequately prepared and equipped for the war in the East. Poor logistics meant the chance of fighting and winnning a prolonged war were minimal. Stahel also argues that the Russian counter attacks in 1941 severely mauled the mechanised divisions and diminished their ability to maintain the high tempo of mobile warfare required to encircle and destroy the Red Army. In essence he argues the turning point of the war in the East was in 1941, not at Sta [...]


    10. This should be the first book anyone should read about the invasion of Russia. Stahel looks at the usually ignored issues that plagued the german army from the beginning and gives a clear view of operations throughout the war. This book will help readers de-bunk most myths about the Germans that you'll read in other accounts and will help you have a balanced understanding of what really went on.




    11. An excellent work on the failure of The german army over extending and the reasons behind the catastrophic failure. The। dilemmas, self interest and faulty। war plans coupled with the Hitler factor.


    12. this is singularly the best written book ever on the invasion.i believe this is Stahel's doctorate thesis and he's written a very READABLE book.


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