To the Gates of Stalingrad

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-21
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David Glantz examines the Stalingrad campaign of the Second World War. The authors undertook extensive and painstaking research to produce a detailed account of the first phase of the battle for Stalingrad and the Caucasus oilfields south of the city. The battle proved to be a turning point in Hitler's fortunes in the war.

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables, and Illustrationsp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
Prologue: Along the Sukhaia Vereika River, 23 July 1942p. 1
The Wehrmachtp. 3
Rebuilding the Wehrmachtp. 5
Satellite Armiesp. 8
The Strategic Picturep. 9
Plan Fall Blaup. 11
Axis Force Dispositionsp. 16
German Commandersp. 19
The German Soldierp. 31
The Red Armyp. 33
Rebuilding the Red Armyp. 33
The Strategic Debatep. 37
The Khar'kov Planp. 45
Force Dispositionsp. 46
Red Army Leadershipp. 50
The Soviet Soldierp. 68
Preliminaries, April-June 1942p. 72
Operation Bustard Hunt [Trappenjagt]: The Battle for Kerch'p. 72
Planning the Second Battle of Khar'kovp. 77
Disaster on the Northern Donets, 12-29 Mayp. 79
Rival Assessments, June 1942p. 83
Sevastopol', 7-30 Junep. 85
Wilhelm, 10-15 Junep. 90
Fridericus, 22-25 Junep. 98
The Reichel Affairp. 102
On the Evep. 104
Punch and Counterpunch, Blau I, 28 June-12 July 1942p. 122
Area of Operationsp. 122
Penetration and Encirclement, 28 June-3 Julyp. 125
The German Advance to Voronezh, 4-6 Julyp. 143
5th Tank Army's Counterstroke, 6-12 Julyp. 146
Hitler, Block, and Blau II (Operation Clausewitz)p. 156
Conclusionsp. 164
Blau II, 9-24 July 1942p. 167
Area of Operationsp. 167
Blau II: The Battle for the Donbas, 9-17 Julyp. 171
The Formation of Stalingrad Frontp. 185
Hitler Alters Coursep. 190
The Advance to the Don: The Millerovo Encirclement and the Battle for Rostov, 17-24 Julyp. 195
Hitler's Directive No. 45p. 204
Conclusionsp. 214
The German Advance into the Great Bend of the Don, 23-31 July 1942p. 217
Area of Operationsp. 217
Sixth Army's Advance to the Don, 17-25 Julyp. 219
Stalingrad Front's Counterstroke, 26-31 Julyp. 231
The Orel and Voronezh Axes, 20-26 Julyp. 248
Not a Step Back!p. 261
Conclusionsp. 265
Endgame in the Great Bend of the Don, 1-19 August 1942p. 270
Hitler Alters Coursep. 270
Fourth Panzer Army's Advance to Abganerovo, 31 July-14 Augustp. 277
Sixth Army's Advance to Kalach, 1-11 Augustp. 290
Organizing Stalingrad's Defensesp. 303
Sixth Army's Advance into the Northeast Corner of the Great Bend, 15-19 Augustp. 308
Conclusionsp. 317
The German Advance to the Volga River, 20 August-2 September 1942p. 321
Army Group B's Offensive Planp. 321
Stalingrad Front's Plansp. 326
Sixth Army's Assault and Advance to the Volga, 21-23 Augustp. 329
The Struggle for the Volga Corridor: The Soviet Counterstrokes at Kotluban' and Orlovka, 23-29 Augustp. 339
62nd Army's Struggle, 23-29 Augustp. 359
Fourth Panzer Army's Advance, 17 August-2 Septemberp. 364
The Situation in Stalingradp. 381
The Sideshows at Serafimovich and Kletskaia, 21-28 Augustp. 383
Conclusionsp. 393
The Struggle on the Flanks, 25 July-11 September 1942p. 396
Operation Edelweiss, Army Group A's Advance into the Caucasusp. 396
Opposing Forcesp. 396
The Initial Advance, 25-31 Julyp. 400
Command Decisions and Opposing Forcesp. 410
Army Group A's Exploitation to Stavropol', Maikop, and Krasnodar, 1-15 Augustp. 416
The Initial Exploitation, 1-5 Augustp. 416
The Soviet Reactionp. 418
The Maikop Operation, 7-11 Augustp. 419
The Krasnodar and Kuban' Operations, 12-15 Augustp. 424
Army Group A's Advance to the Caucasus Mountains, 16 August-11 Septemberp. 431
The Mozdok Operation, 16-31 Augustp. 432
Reorganization of Soviet Defensesp. 437
The Novorossiisk and Taman' Operations, 19 August-11 Septemberp. 438
The Battle for the Caucasus Mountain Passes, 16 August-Septemberp. 446
The Northern Flankp. 453
Voronezh Deja Vup. 453
The Struggle for the Rzhev Salient, 30 July-23 Augustp. 456
The Zhizdra River Operation, 23-29 Augustp. 461
The Battle for the Demiansk Pocket, August 1942p. 463
The Flank Battles: An Assessmentp. 464
Conclusions: German Strategic Misconceptionsp. 473
Antecedentsp. 476
Blau I and IIp. 477
Altered Plansp. 479
The Advance to Stalingradp. 481
Appendix: The Experiences of the Commanders of Tank Armies and Tank Corps assigned to Briansk, Southwestern, Southern, and Crimean Fronts and the Stavka Reserve from 1 May to 1 July 1942 and Stalingrad Front on 1 August 1942p. 487
Notesp. 505
Selected Bibliographyp. 595
Indexp. 609
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