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Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign - Red Army vs. German Army in Ukraine
The Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign
The Red Army Conquers the Ukraine
© 2007
265 pages; 24 chapters
The Soviet Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign conquered the Ukraine for the
Red Army
. The Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign describes the many battles
and skirmishes which were featured in the nearly irresistible Soviet push from
their bridgeheads on the Vistula River. Although the
German Army deployed
near the Soviet’s Sandomierz Bridgeheads were well equipped with tanks,
including formidable Tigers, the
German Army tanks were medicorely
maneuvered. As a result the
Red Army was able to deplete the German
Army tank fleet
before the main breakthrough attacks began. Most of the
major battles of the
Lvov Sandomierz Campaign are accurately described
in
The Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign: The Red Army Conquers The
Ukraine
. What they all boil down to is the fact that the German Army
generals
who fought in that campaign made many mistakes at the tactical
and operational levels
. That is why they were defeated. It is also a good
reason to read
The Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign: The Red Army
Conquers The Ukraine
since the book focuses upon the reality of German
Army general’s leadership
instead of blaming everything on Hitler.
Review Table of Contents
“Meanwhile, seven German King Tiger tanks attacked the Soviet positions from Hill 272.1. Waiting in an ambush near
Mokre, a Soviet IS-2 heavy tank (number 98, fitted with the D-25 122mm cannon) let the German tanks approach to a
distance of 700-800 meters and then started firing. After a few hits, the first German tank was set on fire, and then the
second tank was knocked out. The German tanks shifted into reverse. The Soviet IS-2 tanks drove towards the
Germans and fired again from the edge of the forest. With one more tank burning, the Germans retreated.
Soon, the German King Tigers (armed with 88mm guns) attacked again, this time towards Poniki, where another Soviet
IS-2 was set up in an ambush position. That Soviet heavy tank commenced fire at a distance of 1000 meters, and after
the third round, had set fire to a German tank. The Germans realized the grave danger, and retreated again.
During the three days of continuous fighting on August 11th, 12th, and 13th, 1944, in the Stasz and Szyld area the 6th
GTC (6th Guards Tank Corps) destroyed and captured 24 German tanks, thirteen of which were the newly introduced
King Tigers.
From the 9th to 19th of August 1944, the 52nd Guards Tank Brigade extravagantly claimed that it,  ‘captured seven
German POWs and eliminated 225 German soldiers and officers, destroyed one machine gun, captured three cannons,
destroyed six tanks, ten trucks, and two other vehicles.’
From August 1st to 29th, 1944, the Soviet 53rd Guards Tank Brigade claimed that it eliminated 8 German officers, 37
NCOs, 153 soldiers, captured 6 King's Tigers and 2 NCOs as POWs, destroyed one aircraft, 12 tanks, 29 howitzers,
130 rifles, 7 sub-machine guns, 20 machine-guns, 4 mortars and 2 field cannons. The fraudulent Soviets claimed that
the above achievement was accomplished by the 6th GTC without loss of a single tank.”
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