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Battles of Rzhev?

Discussion in 'Eastern Europe October 1939 to February 1943' started by Not One Step Back, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Not One Step Back

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    its a hard topic to find info on. any good sources on the web you guys have, save me looking for a book (im reading too much at the moment!)

    what campaigns were there?
    when were they?
    nature of fighting?
     
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    Not sure how much battling was there in winter 1941-42, but starting late summer until early 1943 this is a very detailed book on those battles:

    Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942

    In spring 1943 ( April?) the Germans gave the area away for free in order to straighten the line and thus free more troops for the upcoming Kursk operation. Sometimes even Adolf gave ground for free....
     
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    thanks guys. i've heard about this book.
    there was a very contriversial documentry made about it apparently
     
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    Some interesting data on the Rzhev battles of winter 1941-42 can be found in Michael Jones " The retreat-HitlerĀ“s first defeat", when Model takes command.
     
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    Some interesting data of the AGC fighting in two great books.
     

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