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Zhukov's greatest defeat : the Red Army's epic disaster in Operation Mars, 1942

Author: David M Glantz
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1999.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Illuminating the painful progress of Operation Mars with vivid battle scenes and numerous maps and illustrations, Glantz presents Mars as a major failure of Zhukov's renowned command. Yet, both during and after the war, that failure was masked from public view by the successful Stalingrad operation, thus eliminating any stain from Zhukov's public image as a hero of the Great Patriotic War." "For three grueling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glantz, David M.
Zhukov's greatest defeat.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1999
(OCoLC)607171072
Named Person: Georgiĭ Konstantinovich Zhukov; Georgiĭ Konstantinovich Zhukov; Georgij K Žukov; Georgii Konstantinovich Zhukov
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Glantz
ISBN: 070060944X 9780700609444 0700614176 9780700614172
OCLC Number: 40180181
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Description: x, 421 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Prelude. To Stalingrad : the Wehrmacht and Operation Blau --
Halting the German juggernaut : not a step back --
Thunder in the north --
Counteroffensive of the gods : the genesis of Operations Mars, Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter --
pt. 2. The red god of war unleashed. Storm along the Vazuza River --
The Belyi deep thrust --
The advance up the Luchesa Valley --
The assault across the Molodoi Thud River --
pt. 3. The red god of war contained. The Sychevka meat grinder --
Formation of the Belyi pocket --
Stalemate in the Luchesa Valley --
The struggle for Urdom --
pt. 4. Frustration, fury, and defeat. The encirclement and destruction of the Belyi pocket --
Reinforcing failure along the Vazuza River --
Exhaustion in the north --
Defeat in the Luchesa River Valley --
Taking stock --
pt. 5. Epilogue. The eclipse of Mars and the demise of Jupiter --
The achievements of Uranus and transformation of Saturn --
The reputations of gods and men.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: David M. Glantz ; German translations by Mary E. Glantz ; maps by Darin Grauberger.
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Designed to dislodge the German Army from its position west of Moscow, Operation Mars cost the Soviets around 335,000 dead, missing and wounded, but was victim to Stalin's post-war censorship and  Read more...

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