Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

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Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by bradpit » 19 Dec 2023 08:36

Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front two volumes are good works about WWII. but it is a pity very simple in last chapters 1944-1945, it should written in three volumes. there are too many soviet tankwarfare in 1944-1945 to defeat the Nazi Germany.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Dec 2023 16:24

Forczyk (who has an account here) is published more in the 1941-1943 period of the war so that makes sense.

The history of the 2nd Tank Army 1 & 2 is good.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by ghost1275 » 09 Jan 2024 03:45

bradpit wrote:
19 Dec 2023 08:36
Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front two volumes are good works about WWII. but it is a pity very simple in last chapters 1944-1945, it should written in three volumes. there are too many soviet tankwarfare in 1944-1945 to defeat the Nazi Germany.
FYI the two volumes in audio book format is available on hoopla. Check your local public library if it grants access to the online platform. (If you live in the states)

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by ghost1275 » 09 Jan 2024 04:41

ghost1275 wrote:
09 Jan 2024 03:45
bradpit wrote:
19 Dec 2023 08:36
Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front two volumes are good works about WWII. but it is a pity very simple in last chapters 1944-1945, it should written in three volumes. there are too many soviet tankwarfare in 1944-1945 to defeat the Nazi Germany.
FYI the two volumes in audio book format is available on hoopla. Check your local public library to see if it grants access to the online platform. (If you live in the states)

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by bradpit » 17 Jan 2024 10:14

when i read this book ,Chapter 2: The Dynamic of Armoured Operations in 1941
Pursuit to the Donbas, September–October 1941

by the end of this paragraph:

Von Kleist split his forces, with von Wietersheim’s XIV Armeekorps (mot.) advancing northeastward toward Stalin,
while Mackensen’s III Armeekorps (mot.) headed due east for Rostov. However, Heeresgruppe Süd was no longer able to adequately supply von Kleist’s panzers so far from a railhead and rainy weather virtually immobilized his two motorized corps. By 24 October, the LSSAH and 13.Panzer-Division were on the approaches to Rostov, but Soviet resistance was stiffening.

anyone can confirm here the name stalin equals stalino (now Donetsk )?

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by Bob Forczyk » 12 Feb 2024 06:41

The publisher cut me off for word count, so 1945 ended up in an epilogue. Not my choice.

The publisher has agreed to let me update Vol. 2 to add another 20,000 words or so to enhance 1945, but this likely will not appear until mid-2025 or so.

The lack of Lage Ost for most of 1944 and the drop-off in German records after Bagration make researching this period rather time-consuming, which s why I prefer 1941-43, where the records at NARA are plentiful.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by marthus » 13 Feb 2024 07:50

Hello sir

what are the next subjects of the German-Soviet conflict that you intend to address, particularly on Osprey?
Sincerely

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by Bob Forczyk » 13 Feb 2024 16:32

Field wives of the Soviet generals, 1941-1945

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by ghost1275 » 14 Feb 2024 13:42

Your work on Crimea is fantastic. Any chance of writing a book on the Pacific theater?

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by Bob Forczyk » 14 Feb 2024 14:28

That's Mark Stille's lane. I am hoping to do a book on Mideast Armor (1948-2000) and some more WW2 European topics.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by bradpit » 20 Feb 2024 03:56

Bob Forczyk wrote:
13 Feb 2024 16:32
Field wives of the Soviet generals, 1941-1945
it is very interseting object, since almost all Russia generals private lives totally unknown to public.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by bradpit » 20 Feb 2024 04:01

ghost1275 wrote:
14 Feb 2024 13:42
Your work on Crimea is fantastic. Any chance of writing a book on the Pacific theater?
Ian.w.Toll's Pacific War triolgy enough.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by Bob Forczyk » 20 Feb 2024 18:59

I was kidding about the Field Wives topic.

And no, if you check who most of the generals 2nd wives were, they were usually medical leytenants they met in '43-45.

Zhukov married his first wife, a rather plump school teacher, to help teach him how to write (better) so he could get promoted. Then he dumped her. Very few of the Russian generals were family men, but there were some exceptions.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by Bob Forczyk » 20 Feb 2024 19:03

Operation Barbarossa may not have destroyed the Red Army but it seems to have inflicted about 90% casualties on the Russian general's wives, between those who were left behind and those who were imprisoned/executed under Stalin's Order No. 270 (Aug 41). Kuznetsov was one of the few who bothered to evacuate his wife & kids and was censured for that.

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Re: Robert A Forczyk's tankwarfare on the eastern front

Post by Kurt_S » 20 Feb 2024 20:15

Bob Forczyk wrote:
13 Feb 2024 16:32
Field wives of the Soviet generals, 1941-1945
:lol: :lol:

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