D published after the fall
of the Soviet Union Several articles deal with the preparation for and conduct of the the Soviet Union Several articles deal with the preparation for and conduct of the Front's Middle Don operation of December 1942 Originally ntended as an ambitious offensive to cut off the German forces n the North Caucasus by driving on to Rostov the operation was later reoriented the German forces n the North Caucasus by driving on to Rostov the operation was later reoriented meet the threat of the German effort to
relieve Stalingrad The offensive not only accomplished ts objective of turning back the German attack thus dooming the Stalingrad Stalingrad The offensive not only accomplished ts objective of turning back the German attack thus dooming the Stalingrad but also destroyed the Italian army Cry Guilty in the East as well The Soviet Voronezh Front then struck further up the Don River andn the Ostrogozhsk Rossosh' operation destroyed what remained of the Italian forces n the area as well as the Hungarian army This enable. D the Red Army to capture Khar'kov and push nearly to the Dnepr River by mid February before being thrown back by a skillful German counteroffensive The territorial results of this operation set the stage for the front's subseuent Voronezh Kastornoe operation which enabled the Soviets to push as far west as Kursk before exhaustion and growing German resistance brought the offensive to a halt Further to the south the Soviets were able to capture Voroshilovgrad and penetrate nto
industrial Donets Basin The also contains a detailed Soviet examination of the employment of tank and mechanized corps during the campaign The conclusions reached here had aThe Industrial Donets Basin The
direct bearing on the restructuring of the redbearing on the restructuring of the Red tank armies n time for the summer campaign of 1943. Rollback The Red Army's Winter Offensive along the Southwestern Strategic Direction 1942 43
Covers The Period From Midthe period from mid 1942 to mid February 1943 one of the most critical periods of the war on the Eastern Front It was here that following the encirclement of an entire German army at Stalingrad the Soviets sought to take advantage of the ruptured Axis front Das Juwel Aus Paris in southern Russia to finish off the Germans' Italian and Hungarian allies and liberate the economically vital areas of eastern Ukraine This studys drawn from a number of wartime and postwar articles published by the General Staff's directorate for the study of wartime experience Also featured are documents
*Relating To The Operational Strategic Conduct Of *to the operational strategic conduct of
Various Operations Which Were Compiled An.operations which were compiled an.