DRA6200 - 1/35 German Railway Gun 28cm K5(E) "Leopold"
DRA6781 - "1/35 Panzerjäger IB mit StuK 40 L/48 - Smart Kit
DRA6839 - 1/35 IJN Special Type 4 "Ka-Tsu" Amphibious Tracked Vehicle
DRA7563 - 1/72 Jagdtiger Henschel Type
DRA3601 - 1/35 Arab StuG.III Ausf.G - The Six Day War
DRA6571 - 1/35 Sd.Kfz.252 Leichter Bef.Wagen
DRA6790 - 1/35 German Ambulance Truck
DRA6886 - 1/35 Kubelwagen Radio Car
DRA7549 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F2(G)
DRA7551 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H
DRA7558 - 1/72 King Tiger Henschel
DRA7559 - 1/72 StuG.III Ausf.B
DRA7564 - 1/72 Panzerkampfwagen T-34/85
DRR60699 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G 7.Pz.Rgt. "Totenkopf", Pz.GrenDiv. "Totenkopf" Kharkov 1945
DRA3570 - 1/35 Egyptian Sherman
DRA3572 - 1/35 Egyptian Su-100 Tank Destroyer- The Six Day War
DRA3597 - 1/35 IDF M3 Halftrack Mortar Carrier
DRA6870 - 1/35 IJA Type 97 Medium Tank "Chi-Ha" Early Production (Smart Kit)
DEALER LOGIN
Dealers Please Click
Here To Login

PRODUCT SEARCH

Orange the new color of Value


Dragon Models USA, Inc.
224 Mercury Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Call: (626) 968-0322
FAX: (626) 968-0234
sales@dragonmodelsusa.com

Concord Books
A complete line of military reference books covering various modern and historical topics. Each book has comprehensive text and photo coverage of each topic.
Operation Little Saturn and Infantry Battles on Heeresgruppe Süd December 1942 - June 1943
Click on any images to view their full size.
ITEM NO: CON 6530
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195265302
SCALE: Others
ANNOUNCED ON: 8/13/2010
ARRIVED ON: 10/28/2010
Share |
Find This At Your Local Hobby Store
Type In Your Zip Code
*actual product may not be exactly as shown
ISBN: 962-361-163-3
Bar Code: 0 89195 26530 2
Case Pack: 50 Pieces
Box Size: 12" x 17.5" x 4"
Author: William K. Fowler

Features:
- 52 Pages
- 135 Photos
- 4 Color plates

Southern Russia loomed large in Hitler’s overall strategy to conquer Russia. After capturing Stalingrad as his linchpin, he planned to launch Operation Blau and cut off Russian oil supplies in the Caucasus. To do this he had formed two separate armies in Heeresgruppe Süd – Heeresgruppe A under General List, and Heeresgruppe B commanded by General Weich. This new volume authored by William Fowler examines in some detail this sector of the Eastern Front.

As with previous books in this popular Concord series, this volume consists of an impressive collection of black and white photos stemming from this area of Heeresgruppe Süd. The book is confined to the period from December 1942 to June 1943, which covers the Soviet plan codenamed Operation Little Saturn. This was a plan hatched in December 1942 by the Soviet General Malinovsky and his 2nd Guards Army to thwart German efforts to relieve encircled troops in Stalingrad. With the successful completion of this phase, the next stage began in January 1943. At this time, four Soviet armies from General Golikov’s Voronezh Front encircled and smashed through German and Hungarian defenses. Heeresgruppe Süd, trying to maintain some sort of cohesion against overwhelming Soviet superiority, was unrelentingly pushed back. In the end, Manstein launched a counteroffensive that recaptured Kharkov and finally ended the Soviet winter offensive. The bitter winter fighting of this period is captured vividly in photos. German soldiers endured harsh conditions against a resilient foe, and their experience is captured in the book’s photographs. Each photo is accompanied by a detailed caption that outlines pertinent points about units, uniforms, weapons or the state of the battle.

The book also contains four color plates as a centerpiece, these being created by Ramiro Bujeiro. These color plates illustrate typical uniform and weapon details of soldiers during this stage of the war, when the tide had truly begun to change against the Third Reich. For those wanting to learn about this significant and bitterly contested period of WWII, this volume will prove a goldmine of information and pictures.