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German Army vs. Soviet Partisans
Artillery Combat Leningrad, WW2
239 pages; 10 chapters and 6 appendixes
Most modern writers ignore Eastern Front artillery tactics. In the first place they don’t
realize that 60 to 80% of the killing in combat, is done by artillery. In the second place they
don’t understand how artillery works. That is why QuikManeuvers.com is providing its
readers with in depth discussions of the fearful mauling effects of properly handled
artillery in Eastern Front Artillery Tactics. Although the focus of the book is on
important artillery supported battles near Leningrad, Eastern Front Artillery Tactics
also includes information on artillery employment throughout the Eastern Front. If you
ever thought that artillery tactics are boring, or that they are not closely integrated into
true combined arms team, then Eastern Front Artillery Tactics will be your ticket to
artilleryville. Don’t miss this ride.
"The village of Sinyavino had been destroyed completely during the second Ladoga battle. North of the ridge there were
moors with occasional patches of forest end shrubbery. Peat-digging operations for the Leningrad power plant had been
conducted on a large scale, and the terrain was intersected by numerous spur tracks of a peat railway. Covered positions
for several batteries could be found south of the ridge. The region was not suited for extensive armored operations
because everywhere, with the exception of the Sinyavino Hills, tank movements would be hampered by wooded and
After the second Ladoga battle the Russians had established themselves on the northern slopes of the Sinyavino ridge.
The German command therefore expected the Red Army to resume its advance on the salient so that they would be able,
on the one hand, to relieve the pressure on Leningrad once and for all and, on the other hand, to prevent the German
troops from recapturing the lake shores through a sudden thrust. Consequently, in this sector the Germans had
committed first-class and battle-tried divisions on a frontage of six to ten kilometers -- a commitment in keeping with the
requirements for the repulse of a large-scale attack. The commies were on their way."
Excerpt from Eastern Front Artillery Tactics
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