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Blitzkrieg No Longer: The German Wehrmacht in Battle, 1943
By 1943, the tide of World War II had started to turn against Germany. Defeated at Stalingrad, the Third Reich's armies regrouped only to be defeated at Kursk. Elsewhere, the Germans surrendered in North Africa, met Allied invasions in Sicily and Italy, and saw their Luftwaffe and navy increasingly dominated by the Allies. The war would drag on for two more brutal years, b ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Stackpole Books
(first published December 21st 2009)
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Fascinating review of the scope of the German military at this key point of the war. Sometimes gets caught in the details of the military structure, but fascinating inside on the numerous conflicts between Hitler and his generals, the logistics of fighting on such a large scale, and insights on failed strategy by both sides - like the bad idea to invade the Italian mainland. Great lessons on the key elements starting the end of the Third Reich.
Good look at 1943 from a German perspective. While the book takes a grand strategic perspective in that it encompasses all the fronts, the most interesting and memorable accounts are details of specific actions. The analysis of North Africa through the arrival at the Gustav line is the most interesting and perceptive thread in the work.