Sandomierz bridgehead, also known as Sandomierz-Baranów bridgehead : przyczółek baranowsko-sandomierski, : Сандомирский плацдарм was a pocket of resistance created by 's in late July 1944 on the left bank of the in -occupied Poland. The operation even though successful shows the russian military had some way to go before it could accomplish successful operation that had been planned in the begining. A brief introduction describes the Russian achievements of 1943 and early 1944 which would lead to Operation Bagration. The next three chapters give the deep coverage of the Russian preparations for battle. The other books in the series provide more information on the German side than this study; it was a little disappointing. The following day a large part of the followed into the gap, along with. Reading about the preparations is as interesting as the tactical machinations of battle.
After several days of heavy fighting, the Soviet and pushed the German forces back and threw them out of Tarnobrzeg by 6 August. The small font for towns and villages and division level units couldn't be read. In addition to the maps, the study provides a detailed Order of Battle for the Russians and other useful information from their perspective. By this time, the Germans had lost so many men, tanks, guns, equipment and ammo that strategically were perpetually on the defensive with only an occasional tactical counterattack. The Soviet attack reached Sandomierz, but was stopped soon afterwards.
The started a massive counter-attack on 1 August 1944 by a pincer movement from and. In addition to the narrative, 50 maps are included. Contents: Introduction: 1st Ukrainian Front's L'vov-Peremyshl' Operation -- Overall situation in the 1st Ukrainian Front's offensive sector -- Characteristics of area of combat operations -- Characteristics of enemy's defenses -- Enemy force grouping -- Operational planning -- Army missions -- Missions of mobile formations -- Operational formation of the front's forces -- Employment of armored and mechanized forces -- Correlation of forces and means weaponry -- Operational support -- Artillery support -- Ranging registration -- Ammunition expenditure -- Air support -- Engineer support -- Materiel support -- Preparation of the operation -- Reconnaissance -- Force regrouping -- Artillery regrouping -- Preparation of forces -- Preparation of jumping-off positions staging areas -- Organization of command and control and communications -- Organization of wire communications -- Organization of radio communications -- Organization of mobile communications -- Organization of cooperation -- Combat operations of forward battalions: Penetration of tactical depth of the enemy's defense -- Combat operations of forward battalions -- Penetration of tactical depth of the enemy's defense -- Penetration of the enemy's defense in 60th and 38th Armies' sectors -- Introduction of mobile formations into penetration and encirclement of enemy's Brody grouping -- Development of the offensive to the San and Vistula Rivers -- Destruction of the enemy's Brody grouping -- Arrival of the front's right flank at the San River -- Capture of L'vov and Peremyshl'. Simultaneously, elements of the created a new bridgehead across the Vistula near , some 60 kilometres 37 mi downstream. This campaign like the rest of the books in the series goes into great detail covering the preparations for battle.
The L'vov Operation begins in early July on this line and will last until the end of August when the Russians have secured several large bridgeheads on the Vistula and San Rivers. These studies do have a lot of merit and when you add your knowledge from other authors you'll have a more balanced picture of these battles. In the evening of 29 July 1944 elements of the under Major General reached the Vistula River and crossed it near Baranów. I've bought other Glantz books and the maps seem to be a continuous problem with him. The Soviets conducted the L'vov-Sandomierz operation with a single powerful front operating under close High Command control.
In addition, the book contains a map supplement, including terrain maps, which are vital to following the detailed action, and daily operational maps, which permit the reader to understand the general flow of the operation. By the end of the day the bridgehead was expanded to a strip of land 12 by 8 kilometres. The E-mail message field is required. These black and white maps had potential to be of great help but due to their faded and slightly blurred image their utility was greatly diminished. The volume is an unexpurgated translation of the Soviet General Staff Study No. Within a period of 15 days, over one million attacking Red Army troops, including three tank armies and two cavalry-mechanized groups, demolished the opposing German army group, captured L'vov and launched its final advance toward Berlin and the heart of Germany in January 1945.
The study ends with a modest Index. The front stabilised until 7 January 1945, when the started. The study starts by describing the terrain features the Germans are defending and which the Russians will have to overcome. With the introduction out of the way, the study begins in earnest. The Soviets conducted the L'vov-Sandomierz operation with a single powerful front operating under close High Command control. This study details how the Red Army accomplished this feat in the words of those individuals who planned and orchestrated the offensive. There was a lot of information shown of the maps but only the major cities, Army or Front labels could be read.
Notes: Translation of Soviet General Staff study no. With 50 maps you see daily changes in the line as the Russians push the Germans back beyond the key rivers. If they demand this much for a book, regardless of the source, some detail as to which battalions and supporting units made up the initial assault force would be nice. Responsibility: translated and edited by David M. Some of the things covered will be: the command planning of the assault, army dispositions, launch points and echelon assignments and their assigned missions, operational support from artillery, engineers and logistics, organization of Command and Control and communications.
There is no anecdotal experiences; even the Russian commanders aren't really profiled. To very different aspects that come to light in this engagement. Not hardly enough detail and far too expensive for how little content there is. However, the German offensive came to a standstill after three days, and on 14 August the Soviets started a push from the direction of and a small bridgehead near towards the north. These additional works enhance the coverage of the Brody capture and the L'vov-Peremyshl axis of attack. The last five chapters describe the assault and includes the above objectives. By the end of the month both sides dug, unable to mount further offensive movements, and went on defence.