This book discusses a number of operations undertaken by the XXXXVIII Panzer Corps in the direction of the Black Sea in 1941 and 42. It explores the tactics used and why they were successful, based upon the detailed combat reports prepared by the corps staff immediately after each battle.
Die Wehrmacht im Kampf is a series published in Germany in the 1950s and 1960s. Written by ex-members of the German army in WWII, it provides important information not available elsewhere on the German army’s perspective of many crucial campaigns and battles. None of the volumes have previously been available in English. Each volume has a modern introduction by Professor Matthias Strohn, expert on the German army.
I. Raid by XXXXVIII Panzerkorps, Black Sea
II. The raid by II. Panzerkorps towards Kiev
III. The raids by two panzerkorps in the battle of Kiev
IV. The Raid by XXIV. Panzerkorps for Susha and Tula
V. The Advance of 1. Panzerarmee into the Caucasus
VI. Experiences with panzer raids
"This is a great work on a small slice of operations on the Eastern Front during the first two years of the war." ~A Wargamers Needful Things
"...the author is able to both instruct and mentor the reader on elements of operations that only one who has experienced the cauldron and stress of battle can truly appreciate." ~The Military Reviewer