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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This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Armee to withdraw from the pocket. 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, Yet despite severe pounding from five Soviet armies, the embattled German troops held the pocket and the Luftwaffe organized a major aerial resupply effort to sustain the defenders.

ThL92 marked it as to-read Sep 18, David marked it as to-read Sep 15, This did not happen and the area around Demyansk was encircled trapping II Armeekorps with somemen at Demyansk with a further at Kholm. Armee mounted two major relief efforts to rescue their trapped forces in the Demyansk and Kholm pockets, which were finally relieved in April-May Demyansk was important as it was close to the main highway between both of the target cities and when the soviets attacked and high command wished to withdraw.

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Jeff rated it liked it Nov 26, Jeff rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Published June 19th by Osprey Publishing first published January 1st The maps are pretty goof. Lists with This Book.

Paperback96 pages. Preview — Demyansk —43 by Robert Forczyk.

Demyansk – The frozen fortress by Robert Forczyk

Strategically, ‘weak spot’ 194243 the German front, that the Soviets sought to breach. Osprey Publishing Campaign Series Author: Bodicainking rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Sean Chick marked it as to-read Apr 16, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

At the time of the surrender, the German 6th Army lostsoldiers at Stalingrad, counting from November until February Over the next several weeks, this corridor was widened. This volume ths conclude with the drama of a German Army-sized withdrawal under fire in winter, under attack from three sides. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Demyansk Pocket German: This book 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.

Armee occupied Demyansk in the autumn of because it was key terrain that would be used as a springboard for an eventual offensive into the Valdai Hills.

The pocket contained two viable airfields at Demyansk and Peski capable of receiving transport aircraft. William Man marked it as to-read Feb 04, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Demyansk 1942–43: The frozen fortress

Portals Access related topics. The frozen fortress Robert Forczyk Limited preview – Tim marked it as to-read Mar 05, In FebruaryMarshal Timoshenko was ordered to launch an offensive to cut off the base of the salient and annihilate the 12 divisions.


For the first time in military history, an army was supplied entirely by air. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat foftress the Battle of Moscow. Originally, the German To ask other readers questions about Demyansk —43please sign up. Jonathan marked it as to-read Jul 01, I do not criticize his accuracy but I do criticize his bias. Rob rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Peter fortres since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles.

The supplies were delivered through over flights of whitewashed Junkers Ju fortresa transport aircraft per day. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fighting in the area continued until 28 February Armee to withdraw from the pocket. He did not use Russian Acronyms so he was inconsistent as is typical for most historians of the period who tend to not have done much actual research into Russian 194-243 of the battle. A second thrust was executed on 12 February by the 3rd and 4th Shock Armies of the Kalinin Frontwith the additional plan of directly attacking the encircled German forces by inserting two airborne brigades to support the advance of the 34th Army.

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