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German Army vs. Soviet Partisans
German Army Defensive War
Eastern and Western Fronts
180 pages; 20 chapters
During World War II, most German Army and Wehrmacht combat was defensive
from 1942-45. Even special German Army attack divisions like the 78th Sturm
Division were actually defensive units. Even most German Army and Waffen SS
offensive operations were counter-attacks related to defensive warfare. Defensive
warfare was of primary importance to the German Army during the crucial years of
World War II. Most US books on World War II never mention important details of
operational and tactical combat because the authors know nothing about such
subjects and depend upon the slanted views of US journalist and military amateurs.
The e-book, German Army Defensive War, describes what most war writers, having
no experience in war, skip over. Each illustrated chapter of German Army Defensive
War is written or influenced by a German combat veteran of World War II, whose
views are based on experience and understanding of war. If you want to learn
important details of the German craft of war then German Army Defensive War will
introduce you to German combat concepts and experiences in defensive
warfighting, mentioned no where else. German Army Defensive War introduces
the reader to the intellectual aspects of World War II German combat warfighting
that are useful today and tomorrow.
"In combat against Soviet tanks, the mission of German antitank guns is as follows: to permit enemy tanks to pass by and
then to open flanking fire against them. Some of the guns are placed on the forward edge in well-concealed positions. The
majority of the guns, however, are distributed behind cover, and their crews are in readiness to open fire from previously
prepared positions at the given moment.
In the defensive position, other guns are distributed in depth. These guns remain silent during the preliminary part of the
engagement but are kept in reserve for the support of counterattacking groups and second echelons when combat in
depth develops. In centers of resistance antitank guns are included in the system of all-around defense and are placed in
permanent positions covering sectors exposed to tank attacks."
Excerpt from German Army Defensive War
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