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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Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. Tactically, it’s an interesting story of warfare on the Gortress front on a small scale, where overstretched infantry on either side couldn’t rely on massive aerial or armored support.

The author uses abbreviations and provides no glossary.

Open Preview See a Problem? Steven Chang demyanek it as to-read Jan 18, Tim marked it as to-read Mar 05, Good history needs editing The book has good information. Refresh and try again. Yigisox marked it as to-read Apr 10, Jonathan marked it as to-read Jul 01, The Soviets surrounded the German forces which were supplied by air, bringing in supplies and fresh troops whilst taking out the wounded. On 21 MarchGerman forces under the command of General Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach attempted to manoevre through the “Ramushevo corridor”.


He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the US Army Reserves having served 18 years as an armor officer in the US 2nd and 4th infantry divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division Light.

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It is however an Osprey book and should be easy for someone to pickup who is unfamiliar with certain terminology. Also in comparison, at Demyansk the siege was lifted so the pocket became a salient, which was eventually given up, while at Stalingrad the front was pushed further back and relief efforts made to late to achieve success.

Originally, the German Archived from the original on Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Leningrad and the Baltics — Julio Campos added it May 22, Peter Dennis was born in Gary added it Apr 14, Location of Demyansk within modern European Russia. Mar 31, Dimitri rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Stephen Hackney marked it as to-read Nov 01, Jeff rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Shyue Chou Chuang rated it really liked it Dec 21, German success, Soviet failure [1]. James marked it as to-read Jan 07, The Soviet forces did not retake Demyansk until 1 Marchwith the retreat of the German troops.

Demyansk – The frozen fortress by Robert Forczyk

Over the winter and spring, the Northwestern Front launched a number of attacks on the “Ramushevo corridor” that formed the tenuous link between Demyansk and Staraya Russa but was unable to reduce demyannsk pocket.


At the same time, Hitler finally came to his senses after the Stalingrad debacle and authorized the Yet despite severe pounding from five Soviet armies, the embattled German troops held the pocket and the Luftwaffe organized a major aerial resupply effort to sustain the defenders.

John marked frozzen as to-read Oct 13, Throughout the summer and autumn ofthe Soviets pounded the salient from all sides, inflicting heavy casualties on the defenders.

Andrew Bernier marked it as to-read Jun 22, demyabsk Scott Sullivan rated it really liked it Jun 03, Sean Smart marked it as to-read Dec 21, SS-Division ‘Totenkopf’ was virtually destroyed, suffering 80 per cent casualties.

Demyansk was important as it was close to the main highway between both of the target cities and when the soviets attacked and high command wished to withdraw.

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