Combat histories focused on a few Days

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Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by Cult Icon » 04 Jun 2021 13:11

I favor histories that dig deep into the details and have the most depth of coverage. I find this approach to be the most valuable. However this preferential treatment seems limited to small number of subjects. The most popular appears to be Operation Citadel.

Some examples:

"Seven Days in January: With the 6th SS-Mountain Division in Operation NORDWIND" has a detailed, hourly & day to day history of elements of this unit, with a focus on the battle of Wingen-sur-moder. The focus is limited to 7 days, with a minority portion dedicated to a short unit history of the formation, and its relevance in understanding the skillset of mountain infantry coming from the Artic circle. (North Karelia)

"The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941" by Luthor's title says it all. A unique approach.

There are also numerous books that cover June 6-June 15, 1944 (or even shorter) of the war crimes and/or combat actions of the 12SS HJ in Normandy.

Recommend, post books and other reference material of this type?

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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by Cult Icon » 04 Jun 2021 13:32

"The 110th Holds in the Ardennes: The Blunting of Hitler's Last Gamble and the Invasion of the Reich". About the defense and subsequent defeat of this reinforced regiment Dec 16-18, 1944.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071K6VVCS/re ... TF8&btkr=1

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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by hucks216 » 05 Jun 2021 11:07

Operation Dragoon - Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera by Jean-Loup Gassend.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Operation-Drag ... 340&sr=8-4

Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107 by Jack Didden & Maarten Swarts

https://www.panzerwrecks.com/product/ka ... igade-107/

Autumn Gale by Jack Didden & Maarten Swarts

https://www.panzerwrecks.com/product/autumn-gale/

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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by DT-SC » 05 Jun 2021 14:33

Didden and Swaarts books cover much longer time period, hardly a few days

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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by Cult Icon » 05 Jun 2021 15:15

"Day of the Panzer: A Story of American Heroism and Sacrifice in Southern France" by Danby

...August 15, 1944

https://www.amazon.com/Day-Panzer-Ameri ... 574&sr=8-1

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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by Ken S. » 15 Jun 2021 18:04

"Seven Roads to Hell: A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne" by Donald R. Burgett

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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by OpanaPointer » 15 Jun 2021 19:10

Atkinson's trilogy goes into great detail. Somewhat tediously for me.
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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by per70 » 10 Jul 2021 22:58

Confronting Case Blue: Briansk Front's Attempt to Derail the German Drive to the Caucasus, July 1942

Is an interesting read that covers about a week-long battle from both sides.

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Re: Combat histories focused on a few Days

Post by VanillaNuns » 17 Jul 2021 23:14

Der Todeskampf der Reichshauptstadt

Highly recommended German language book from 1994 covering the Battle of Berlin from 20 April until 2 May.

Order of Battle
Interviews with combatants and civilians
Day by day chronicle of events
Good selection of rare b/w photographs

It's a good book for the serious reader on the final days of Berlin. Must be around 500 pages.
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