Counter-Strike Operations

Combat Examples and Leadership Principles of Mobile Defense

F M von Senger und Etterlin, 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 :
November 2021
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 : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


This volume in the Die Wehrmacht im Kampf series offers detailed analysis of a number of operations on the Eastern Front during World War II to draw out universally applicable principles of counter-strike operations and "agile defense.” The combat examples discussed including delaying operations in Southern Ukraine in March 1944; defensive operations Nikopol and Moldau; and counter-strikes undertaken by panzer divisions and panzerkampfgruppen in operations in November 1943 and May 1944. Combat examples are fully described with maps and diagrams, followed by detailed lessons learned and an explanation of consequences of the operation.

The author, F. M. von Senger und Etterlin, himself took part in all of the combat operations described as a young officer leading armored troops, he would later go on to hold the rank of four-star general in the Bundeswehr and his final assignment was CINCENT.

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

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