The Tanks of Operation Barbarossa, Soviet Versus German Armour on the Eastern Front

A well researched and comprehensive review of German and Soviet tanks in combat on the Eastern Front. The research is based on original research into recently declassified Russian archives, offering fresh insights. – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: The Tanks of Operation Barbarossa, Soviet Versus German Armour on the 
Eastern Front
FILE: R2718
AUTHOR: Boris Kavalerchik, translator Stuart Britton
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 280
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, WW2, World War Two, 
German munitions, German tanks, Soviet armour, Eastern Front, German invasion 
of Russia, tank battles, technology, tactics

ISBN: 1-47388-680-5

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DESCRIPTION:  A well researched and comprehensive review of German and 
Soviet tanks in combat on the Eastern Front. The research is based on original 
research into recently declassified Russian archives, offering fresh insights.  – 
Highly Recommended.

So much has been written on this subject, and yet this book dispels myths and offers fresh insights in
 a study of Soviet and German tanks at the beginning of the war on the Eastern Front. The able text, 
translated into English is supported by a fascinating selection of images in a photo-plate section with 
a number of very informative tables in the body of text.

The author has looked at both the armour and the tactics as the Germans drove the Soviet forces before 
them. The recently declassified Russian archives have provided a wealth of information from a Soviet
 perspective that has never before been available to researchers.

Stalin's ruthless purges had removed most of the senior officers of the Red Army and demoralized the 
survivors who spent more time looking over their shoulders than at the enemy. Soviet development of 
armour had not been lacking and showed much innovation. The problem was in turning designs into 
production and regiments in the field. That coincided with the Germans catching up with their own 
deployment, at regimental level, of first class armour designs. Added to the surprise factor, the Soviets 
started at a severe disadvantage. However, as the Red Army fell back in confusion, losing enormous 
numbers of soldiers, dead, wounded and prisoners, and the Red Air Forces were virtually wiped out on 
the ground, production started to respond to the needs.

Eventually, a combination of Soviet armour, and vehicles delivered to the Soviets by the Western Allies, 
moved the advantage to the Soviet troops, but it had been a close run thing. As numbers of armoured 
vehicles began arriving with Red Army units Stalin also relented and allowed his soldiers to develop 
tactics and organizations, build morale and rebuild the officer corps.

An engrossing study with many new facts.