Sevastopol 1942

Von Manstein’s triumph

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Sevastopol 1942

Von Manstein’s triumph

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In late July 1941, Hitler ordered Army Group South to seize the Crimea as part of its operations to secure the Ukraine and the Donets Basin, in order to protect the vital Romanian oil refineries at Ploesti from Soviet air attack. After weeks of heavy fighting, the Germans breached the Soviet defenses and overran most of the Crimea. By November 1941 the only remaining Soviet foothold in the area was the heavily fortified naval base at Sevastopol.

Operation Sturgeon Haul, the final assault on Sevastopol, was one of the very few joint service German operations of World War II, with two German corps and a Romanian corps supported by a huge artillery siege train, the Luftwaffe's crack VIII Flieger Korps and a flotilla of S-Boats provided by the Kriegsmarine. This volume closely examines the impact of logistics, weather and joint operational planning upon the last major German victory in World War II (1939-1945).

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign/Chronology/Opposing plans/Opposing leaders/Opposing forces/Operation Trappenjagd, 8-21 May 1942/Air and naval operations around Sevastopol 1941-42/Operation Störfang - the third assault on Sevastopol/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Jan 22 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846032219
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 189
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Robert Forczyk

Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relation…

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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