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petrikovka operation 1941

Post by Patton42 » 25 Jun 2012 18:01

Hello all,

Looking for info, or links in English, to the CSIR role in the Petrikovka operation. Just found basics, nothing of detail.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: petrikovka operation 1941

Post by Patton42 » 28 Jun 2012 12:49

Nothing on this guys??? DRG??? Oaisis???... thanks anyway!

P.S. Cant wait for the Euro match today!! Go Italia!!!

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Re: petrikovka operation 1941

Post by Art » 28 Jun 2012 18:55

In French:
http://www.italie1935-45.com/RE/histoire/csir1.html
The whole affair is best described as a mop-up of the area left behind the advancing XIV German Corps rather than an independent operation which explains relatively light Italian casualties.

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Re: petrikovka operation 1941

Post by Patton42 » 28 Jun 2012 19:50

Thanks much!!

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Re: petrikovka operation 1941

Post by Art » 29 Jun 2012 15:43

For illustration a Soviet staff map of the area as of late September 1941:
http://s018.radikal.ru/i527/1206/08/58dfdc9e8425.jpg
Units opposing Italians were 15 and 261 Rifle Divisions deployed against the Lomovka bridgehead and the 273 Rifle Divisions which defended a Dnieper River line. On 27 September an order was given to pull them back behind Samara River line. However vanguards of the German XIV Corps captured Novomoskovsk in their rear before this maneuver was executed, thus the tree divisions were almost encircled and retreated in much disarray in the following days. 273 Division suffered especially badly, apparently most of its staff was captured and it virtually ceased to exist as a fighting unit.

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Re: petrikovka operation 1941

Post by Patton42 » 29 Jun 2012 17:55

Once again, thanks.

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Re: petrikovka operation 1941

Post by nmao » 13 Jul 2016 14:26

Regarding that book, it's so full of errors that it is useless to use.
While i applaud trying to represent the italian point of view, it seems to be based on the same old and biased english accounts.
Some factual errors:
-wrong number of tanks, weapons, etc
-wrong designation of units
-wrong nationalities!
...
Read and use with extreme caution.

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Re: petrikovka operation 1941

Post by Jeff Leach » 21 May 2021 15:53

The Italian side of things is given on page 96 - 102 (La manovra di Petrikovka) of Le Operazioni Delle Unità Italiane al Fronte Russo (1941 - 1943). There are two maps of the action too.

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