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The Battle Of Berlin

by Daniel Russ on December 19, 2013

Panzer Mk. V Panther buried in rubble. . PanzerScrenck anti tank bazooka, wielded by a Volkssturm member. .   March 1945, thousands of German citizens, many of them women and older men and teenage boys swing picks in the daylight sun, tools arcing downward, chirping off rocks, desperately removing clods of dirt, breaking the hard […]

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Excogitations On Barbarossa.

by Daniel Russ on June 26, 2011

  Oil could have been one of the driving forces behind Operation Barbarossa. Hitler certainly seemed to lose interest in North Africa and had diverted precious oil and supplies to the East in 1941. That put Rommel in a lose-lose situation. While the Allied tidal wave into North Africa pushed all of Afrika Korps conquests […]

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Fighting On Two Fronts, The Wehrmacht Knew The Writing Was On The Wall.

June 8, 2011

By the end of 1942, Hitler commanded an Empire that stretched East to West from the Pyrenees to the Ural Mountains. In two years time Germany was on the verge of defeat. Eisenhower realized that Germany was terribly attenuated and a second front in Normandy had put the Wehrmacht in jeopardy.  All Hitler’s available troops […]

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Battle Of Kursk, Part Two

July 20, 2010

  Walter Model, German Commander At Kursk   Kursk was also a battle fought with what today we would call close air support. The Junkers 87 dive bomber, with it’s attack siren and steep diving attitude struck fear into ground troops. During the battle of Kursk, the Germans used them to good effect, particularly by […]

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The Battle Of Kursk – Part One

July 19, 2010

Part One After having lost the entire German 6th Army in Stalingrad in February 1943, Hitler, the German Army staff and frankly, the German people were shocked. Of course propagandists made little of the set back and the German population most likely didn’t know the extent of the loss. Still, just a few months later, […]

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