Eastern Front: Night Combat

Bob Carruthers

The pool of hard won knowledge gained by the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front was invaluable. The extensive interview program eventually appeared as the German Report Series. Featured here is a detailed report on the principles of Russian and German night combat tactics, and an in-depth training manual written from the German point of view.
Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Eastern Front from Primary Sources
Illustration :
8 b/w maps and diagrams
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781592229
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$14.95

Overview
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With the onset of the Cold War the pool of hard won knowledge gained by the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front was invaluable and had to be collected and systematically recycled to the US and British forces as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.

The extensive interview program eventually appeared as the German Report Series and today they represent a fascinating glimpse from the operational and tactical viewpoint of the war in the east at the sharp end.

Featured is a detailed report on the principles of Russian and German night combat tactics, and an in-depth training manual written from the German point of view.

Combining contemporary reports of the key characteristics of night combat with more obscure aspects, including how to use your eyes at night, driving equipment and evasive tactics, this excellent survey of sources builds into an absorbing account of night combat methods drawn exclusively from original wartime reports.

This new compilation is essential reading for anyone interested in discovering rare and vital information on the combat experience on the Eastern Front from primary sources.

About The Author
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Bob Carruthers is an Emmy Award winning author and historian, who has written extensively on the Great War. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Bob is the author of a number of military history titles including the Amazon best seller The Wehrmacht in Russia.

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