Blitzkrieg: Russia 1942-1943 by William Fowler

By William Fowler

Вслед за №№ 1-3 и № four журнала Blitzkrieg, посвященных начальному периоду 2-й Мировой, предлагаю Вашему вниманию № five - о провале блицкрига (бои под Сталинградом и на Украине).
Уникальные фотографии, в т.ч. цветные.

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The turrets are fitted with stand-off armour as a protection against shaped charge w e a p o n s . BR (Flak 18) cannon. 2kg) bombs. When the SD-1 and SD-2 were dropped they opened at a pre-determined height and the smaller "bomblets" were scattered across the target area. The cutting edge of the attack by Army Group Centre would be the 9th Army under Model, while to the south Army Group South committed the 4th Panzerarmee under Colonel-General Hermann Hoth with Gruppe "Kempf covering its right flank.

GC 3 was in action over the Kursk battlefront in 1943 and operated in Russia until December 1944. In the 2 0 months its 9 6 pilots flew 5 , 2 4 0 missions and scored 273 conformed victories with 36 probables. On July 31 1944, for its part in the air battle over the River Niemen, Stalin honoured GC3 with the title "Normandy-Niemen". Among the 4 6 men from GC3 who were killed in action was Marcel Lefevre who commanded the Cherbourg Squadron and who with 14 victories was the GC3's ace. He was badly burned when he was shot down on M a y 28 1944 and died in hospital in Moscow on June 5 1944.

Some officers and his staff did. General von Hartman, commander of the 71st Division, walked out to a railway embankment in full view of the Soviet lines and began firing a carbine in their direction. A few minutes later his wish was granted as he was hit in the head by a sniper's bullet. LEFT: The Red flag over Red Square. A victorious Soviet soldier waves the flag from the 6th A r m y HQ at the Univermag store. BLITZKRIEG Many of the starving wounded used pistols and grenades to end their lives rather than face a brutal death at the hands of Soviet soldiers.

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