Counter-Strike Operations

Combat Examples and Leadership Principles of Mobile Defence

F. M. von Senger und Etterlin

How to undertake successful counteroffensive operations, with combat examples from battles on the Eastern Front in World War II.
Date Published :
January 2022
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Linden Lyons
Series :
Die Wehrmacht im Kampf
Illustration :
8 maps
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781636240800
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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How to undertake successful counteroffensive operations, with combat examples from battles on the Eastern Front in World War II.

“Die Wehrmacht im Kampf” Battles and Problems of the Second World War is a series originally edited by Hermann Teske and published in German in the 1950s and 1960s. Written by former members of the German Army in World War II, it provides valuable and historically significant information on the perspective of the German Army of many crucial campaigns and battles. Now being published in English for the first time, each volume has a modern introduction by Matthias Strohn, a lecturer at Sandhurst and The University of Buckingham and an expert on the German Army.

This volume in the Die Wehrmacht im Kampf series examines the principles of mobile defensive operations by analyzing examples of defensive combat that took place on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. It is written by Ferdinand Maria von Senger und Etterlin, a German officer in the panzer troops who fought in several defensive battles against the Russians.

About The Author

Linden Lyons holds a master’s degree in history from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He also studied German at the University of Freiburg and librarianship at the University of Canberra. He is the translator for Panzer Operations, Vitebsk, and Leningrad in the Die Wehrmacht im Kampf series.


Part 1: Delaying tactics
Part 2: Defensive positions
Part 3: Counteroffensive and reaction forces
Part 4: Conclusions


"...clearly defines how each operation should be accomplished and uses the 24th Panzer as exemplary in each type of operation."

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