German Infantryman vs Soviet Rifleman

In this book three bruising clashes during the first seven weeks of the campaign are assessed – a bloody encounter battle at Zhlobin, the struggle for the destroyed city of Smolensk and then a prolonged clash along a dangerously stretched ...

Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472803264

Category: History

Page: 80

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The Axis invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 pitted Nazi Germany and her allies against Stalin's forces in a mighty struggle for survival. Fighting alongside the spearhead Panzer divisions were Germany's highly skilled and veteran motorized infantrymen – including the German Army's premier unit, Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) Großdeutschland. Opposing these German mobile forces, the Soviets deployed the often ill-trained and poorly equipped men of the rifle regiments, who fought tenaciously and with the threat of savage reprisals from their own side. In this book three bruising clashes during the first seven weeks of the campaign are assessed – a bloody encounter battle at Zhlobin, the struggle for the destroyed city of Smolensk and then a prolonged clash along a dangerously stretched German defensive perimeter at Vas'kovo–Voroshilovo.

Finnish Soldier vs Soviet Soldier

He has a broad range of interests in literature and history, including the Middle
Ages, the Napoleonic era, naval warfare, and the genesis of the 'Military
Revolution'. He is the author of Osprey's German Infantryman vs Soviet Rifleman.
Johnny ...

Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472813251

Category: History

Page: 80

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The Winter War was supposed to be a quick and easy conflict; instead it proved to be a bitter war that destroyed the international reputation of the Soviet Red Army. The diminutive Finnish force was desperately outnumbered by almost half a million Russian troops, but rather than sweeping across their neighbours the Soviet troops stumbled blindly, constantly wrong-footed and then bloodied by their seemingly insignificant foe. Drawing on a wide range of sources this study looks at three key battles, drawing a stark contrast between the poorly prepared Russian troops and the Finns, who made excellent use of terrain and innovative guerrilla tactics as they defended their homeland. Detailed maps and specially commissioned artwork highlight key moments in the Winter War, a David-and-Goliath conflict that saw the Soviet Union suffer horrendous losses as they tried to recover from each disastrous defeat.

US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier

... new media producer and content specialist for many years, including roles at
IBM, the BBC, various internet consultancies, and the British civil service. He is
the author of German Infantryman vs Soviet Rifleman and Finnish Soldier vs
Soviet ...

Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472828550

Category: History

Page: 80

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The US Airborne force fielded some of the toughest, best-trained and most resourceful troops of World War II – all necessary qualities in a force that was lightly armed and which would in most operational circumstances be surrounded from the moment it landed on the battlefield. The German Wehrmacht grew to rely on a series of defensive measures to combat the airborne threat, including fortifications, localized reserves, and special training to help intercept and disrupt airborne troops both in the air and on the ground. Despite such methods it was cool-headed command and control that would prove to be the real key to blunting the Airborne's edge. Using specially commissioned artwork, this book examines the development of the American airborne forces that spearheaded the Allied effort in Sicily, Normandy and Operation Market Garden, and the German countermeasures that evolved in response to the threat of Allied airborne landings.

Barbarossa

Left : Dressed in his winter uniform , a Soviet rifleman holds a Tokarev TT - 33
rifle . ... Before the German attack Zhukov had managed to withdraw artillery ,
armour and bridging units from the salient for ... where he knew the Soviet forces
were threatened with envelopment by German infantry who were advancing on
foot .

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 724

On 22 June 1941 The Germans launched their long-expected invasion of the Soviet Union. Codenamed ""Operation Barbarossa," after the famous 12th century crusading emperor, what followed was perhaps the greatest clash of arms the world has ever witnessed. With the aid of specially commissioned maps, Barbarossa: The First 7 Days describes the dramatic history of the first week of the invasion of the Soviet Union. The book begins with an extensive overview of the Wehrmacht's success up until 1941, followed by chapters outlining the German High Command's plan of attack and the defensive dispositions of the Soviet forces. The author goes on to describe the opening bombardment, followed by detailed accounts of the three Army Groups' fortunes in the first week of the campaign. The book finishes with an analysis of the remainder of the campaign and the ultimate failure of the Germans to destroy the Red Army and capture Moscow. With first hand accounts from both sides, vivid photographs, detailed fact boxes, and specially commissioned maps of the German advance and the Soviet defensive actions, Barbarossa: The First 7 Days is a comprehensive examination of the first week of the four-year war on the Eastern Front.

Israeli Soldier vs Syrian Soldier

In this book, three pivotal encounters in the Golan are assessed, supported by artwork, maps and photographs, tracking how both sides' forces evolved over the period.

Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472813316

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 306

Israel seized the strategically critical Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War in an audacious and determined operation, yet when the Yom Kippur War broke out the Israeli military were exposed by the effectiveness of the newly confident and dangerous Syrian army. In the Golan only luck, herculean Israeli efforts and tactical misjudgements by the Syrians were to allow the Israelis to maintain control. In this book, three pivotal encounters in the Golan are assessed, supported by artwork, maps and photographs, tracking how both sides' forces evolved over the period.

On Infantry

Moreover , he thought he had discovered the chink in the German infantry's
armor : close - range fighting . ... tough ; so tough , in fact , that from the outset of
the war German overall tactical superiority was partly compensated for by the
greater physical fitness of Russian officers and men . ... The average rifleman
was able to hold out for days without hot food , prepared rations , bread , or
tobacco . At such ...

Author: John Alan English

Publisher:

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Category: Infantry

Page: 264

View: 729


Soviet Survey

N this book, a Soviet infantry regiment, reduced to 117 men, wearily marches
eastwards after many encounters with the enemy. Ordered to take up a defensive
position near a hamlet on the banks of the Don, the regiment fights for some time,
repelling German tanks and infantry attacks. ... The hero, Rifleman Lopakhin, a
former miner and shockworker, is a natural political officer, capable of explaining
in ...

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Soviet War News

The fulness , fostered by the Soviet conception of culture Germans believed
blindly in the invulnerability of and the ... Our strength has been tested A
remarkable duel was fought out between a T - 6 in battles that make history . tank
and anti - tank rifleman Gandzha , of the Guards . ... 11 Soviet troops in the Orel -
Kursk and Byelgorod directions continued to beat off attacks by enemy tanks and
infantry .

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Category: Soviet Union

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American Rifleman

Russian . This pistol will handle the German 7 . 63 mm . Mauser Automatic Pistol
cartridge ( . 30 Mauser ) . The letters are ... makes in Afrimost , and it certamacks ,
about five song and it is located IN A RECENT ISSUE of The Infantry Journal ...

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Category: Firearms

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Rifleman

Baron François de Mesnil - Durand and Count Jacques Guilbert stressed the role
of light infantry , firmly integrating it with the tactical deployment of line and
column . ... It is true that only Prussia and a handful of smaller German states
such as Hanover yet possessed a specialist corps of rifle - armed Jäger , both the
Russian and Austrian armies viewing their Jäger battalions as generalised light
infantry ...

Author: Philipp J. C. Elliot-Wright

Publisher: Military Illustrated Pub

ISBN: 9781903040027

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 294

This series was created by Military Illustrated magazine, the leading monthly military history publication in the English language. It has built an unrivaled reputation for authoritative articles, primary research, rare photographs, and specially commissioned artwork.Here is the story of one of the most effective soldiers of the past -- the Rifleman. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover, as did some of the earliest Riflemen in the forests of North America. Men such as these, in both Europe and America, revolutionized the art of war.Using black-and-white and color illustrations, including a spectacular recreation of the Battle of Waterloo, this book explains how the Rifleman was trained to act independently and rely on his own skills, thus becoming the forefather of today's combat soldier.

Stalingrad the Vital 7 Days

CENTRAL STATION By 14 September German attacks had forced the Soviet
Sixty - Second Army back into the industrial areas of ... The last belt of machine -
gun ammunition was fired into them and an hour later they led our anti - tank
rifleman on to a heap of ruins and shot him in front of our eyes . ... Right : German
infantry advance towards Soviet positions , led by an NCO carrying a stick
grenade .

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943

Page: 192

View: 564

This book looks at the desperate last attempt by the Germans to win the battle of Stalingrad in an all-out effort and how the Red Army managed to cling on against the odds, marking the turning point of the war on the Eastern Front in early October 1942 before exhaustion and the Russian winter set in.

Infantry Journal

50 Civil and Military German . . . . . 2 . 50 Boys Book of Rifles ( Chapel ) . ... 50
Talking Russian Before You Know It . . . 1 . 75 Practical Dope on Big Bore ( Ness
) . ... 75 Rimfire Rifleman ( Brown ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . 00 Trout and Salmon Fishing .

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Category: Military art and science

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Russian Infantry Weapons of World War II

Similarly a tank army contained a large proportion of mechanised infantry whose
organisation was similar to that of the rifle division . In the latter the rifleman
normally marched and most of the transport was horse - drawn . Divisions were
commanded ... as the Japanese , nor did he have the general technical ability
and education of the American , British or German soldier . 5 ! Equipment
Reference has ...

Author: A. J. Barker

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Page: 80

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An Englishman in the Russian Ranks

abnormal losses ; but they have certainly destroyed more than one of Germany ' s
cavalry regiments ; and that in fair open fight . The Russian cavalry has charged ,
successfully , all classes of troops - mounted men , infantry and artillery . So much
for the paper ... The mounted rifleman , who played so important a part in the
Boer War , was singularly absent in all the actions I witnessed . It is true that the ...

Author: John Morse

Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing, Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 679

Upper Derwent

In the Russian Ranks

In one thing only is Russia the stronger of the two Powers , and that is in her
cavalry : and this force has not , to my ... or even sustained abnormal losses ; but
they have certainly destroyed more than one of Germany ' s cavalry regiments ;
and ... The Russian cavalry has charged , successfully , all classes of troops -
mounted men , infantry and artillery . ... The mounted rifleman , who played so
important a ...

Author: John Morse

Publisher:

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Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 337

View: 634


Arms and Uniforms

The Soviet rifleman ' s traditional weapon , the 1891 / 30 model rifle , stayed in
use throughout the war and was not replaced by the ... and was quickly replaced
by the D . Sh . K . SUB - MACHINE - GUNS The Soviet army was the first to equip
its infantry with machine ... When the Germans attacked , Red Army riflemen had
been issued with large numbers of sub - machine - guns of two different kinds ,
the ...

Author: Liliane Funcken

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130463920

Category: Military uniforms

Page: 120

View: 350


Encyclop dia Britannica

All armies had infantry divisions composed of three regiments , But only in
postwar Germany existed the will and the ... German and soviet armies continued
to have divisions little during the two decades between World Wars I and II , but
with ... No other group in the armed forces took automatic rifleman having an
assistant .

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

horse artillery : light caliber guns drawn by horse teams whose crew either rode
on the limbers or on horseback , thus giving them ... of elaborately costumed light
cavalry ; originally Hungarian Imperial Guard : elite formation of the French and
Russian armies , in the ... Hungary and Croatia Jäger / jäger : literally , huntsman
, in German ; rifleman or other type of light infantryman , usually from a German ...

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851096466

Category: History

Page: 1213

View: 996

Publisher description

The Second World War The development of the great powers Denmark and the Netherlands the Balkans and Danube states technological developments submarines shipping and aircraft

The Soviet rifleman ' s traditional weapon , the 1891 / 30 model rifle , stayed in
use throughout the war and was not replaced by the ... and was quickly replaced
by the D . Sh . K . SUB - MACHINE - GUNS The Soviet army was the first to equip
its infantry with machine ... When the Germans attacked , Red Army riflemen had
been issued with large numbers of sub - machine - guns of two different kinds ,
the ...

Author: Liliane Funcken

Publisher:

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Category: Defense industries

Page:

View: 878


Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior

This book draws on the latest research to tell the story of three key engagements from the Fifth Crusade to the Seventh Crusade.

Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472813359

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 982

Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies – the Knights Templar and the Mamluks, respectively. The Templars were the most famous and formidable of the European Military Orders, while the Mamluks were a slave caste whose fighting prowess had elevated them to the point of holding real political power, threatening their Ayyubid masters who relied on them so desperately for military success. This book draws on the latest research to tell the story of three key engagements from the Fifth Crusade to the Seventh Crusade. It reveals the extraordinary ferocity with which these battles were fought, and how the struggle between Templar and Mamluk came to shape the political future of the region.