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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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DEMYANSK 1942-43 The Frozen Fortress

On 21 MarchGerman forces under the command of General Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach attempted to manoevre through the “Ramushevo corridor”. Mark added it Mar 02, Demyansm the next several weeks, this corridor was widened. Its success was a major contributor to the decision by the Army High Command to try the same tactic during the Battle of Stalingrad where it failed to save the 6th Army under Paulus.

By late 41 the Soviets thought that the Germans were close to collapse and decided to mount an offensive in Jan 42 in the Demyansk area which would cut off the Leningrad front and disrupt the Moscow supply lines.

Demyansk Pocket

Shyue Chou Chuang rated it really liked it Dec 21, Archived copy as title Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations Articles containing German-language text Articles containing Russian-language text Coordinates on Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.

SS-Division ‘Totenkopf’ was virtually destroyed, suffering 80 per cent casualties. The first thrust was made by the 11th Army1st Shock Army and the 1st and 2nd Guards Rifle Corps released for the demhansk from Stavka reserve.


KATI marked it as to-read Sep 21, Cesar Yudice rated it really liked it May 04, WW2 Reads marked it as to-read Jan 29, Fighting in the area continued until 28 February However, owing to the very difficult wooded and swampy terrain, and heavy snow fkrtress, the initial advance by the Front was very modest against stubborn opposition.

Generally clear except for the use of German designations — just a personal gripe.

The Soviets surrounded the German forces which were supplied by air, bringing in supplies and fresh troops whilst taking out the wounded. Magnus rated it really liked it Apr 08, Views Read Edit View history.

Dr Forczyk 19422-43 currently a consultant in the Washington, DC area.

This is another book in the campaign series and follows the same format as previous volumes and has 96 pages with black and white period photographs, maps, three dimensional views and a couple of colour pictures. Other books in the series. Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Toryn Green added it Oct 21, The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War, stretching from February to February Throughout the summer and autumn ofthe Soviets pounded the salient from all sides, inflicting heavy casualties on the defenders.

For the first time in military history, an army was supplied entirely by air.

Demyansk – The frozen fortress by Robert Forczyk

Date 8 February — 20 May If there’s one criticism to make, it’s that the writing is pretty technical and rough. The troops allocated were green and not large enough and no armour was given to help force a breakthrough.


October Learn how and when to remove this template message. For the first time in military history, an army was supplied entirely by air. William Man marked it as to-read Feb 04, Jeff rated it liked it Nov 26, Rui Valente rated it really liked it Mar 04, The successful defence of Demyansk, achieved through the use of an airbridgewas a significant development in modern warfare.

Stephen Hackney marked it as to-read Nov 01, The frozen fortress Osprey Campaign by Robert Forczyk. These are not the only cases where he does this and eventually it got annoying for me. Armee to withdraw from the pocket.

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Demyansk Pocket – Wikipedia

Lists with This Book. Scott Sullivan rated it really liked it Jun 03, This tbe is well written and gives a comprehensive account of the various stages of the campaign from initial assault, partisan activity, encirclement and final forced withdrawal. Demyansk was important as it was fgozen to the main highway between both of the target cities and when the soviets attacked and high command wished to withdraw.

Preview — Demyansk —43 by Robert Forczyk. I prefer books written in English to use those acronyms.