Stalin’s Favorite. Volume 2: From Lublin to Berlin, July 1944-May 1945: The Combat History of the 2nd Guards Tank Army from Kursk to Berlin

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9781910777794: Stalin’s Favorite. Volume 2: From Lublin to Berlin, July 1944-May 1945: The Combat History of the 2nd Guards Tank Army from Kursk to Berlin

The author Igor Nebolsin continues with his detailed chronology of the 2nd Guards Tank Armys combat operations. This volume includes the hard fighting outside of Warsaw in the summer of 1944; the 1st Belorussian Fronts winter offensive in the Vistula Oder operation and the ensuing combat in Pomerania; and the final assault on Berlin, when the 2nd Guards Tank Army enveloped the German capital from the north and entered the city from north and west, fighting its way to the Tiergarten Park in the heart of Berlin. The author also briefly discusses the 2nd Guards Tank Armys subsequent history as part of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, its eventual disbanding in 1997, and its reconstitution four years later on 4 September 2001. As with the first volume, the author s study is based upon the Armys operational documents from the Central Archives of the Russian Defense Ministry and recollections of its veterans, and received the active cooperation of Major-General Anatoly Shvebig, who was formerly a deputy commander of the 2nd Guards Tank Army s 12th Guards Tank Corps. It includes objective after-action reports from the Armys commander General Bogdanov and its subordinate formation commanders. Of note in this volume are General Bogdanovs recommendations for a tank armys table of organization and equipment and its proper use in combat operations, written shortly after the war ended. Illustrated with numerous images and supplemented with detailed tables, this volume completes the exhaustive study of the 2nd Guards Tank Army, Stalins favourite

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Igor Nebolsin, born in the Soviet Union in 1976, is the author of three documentary monographs and other publications on the military history. He graduated with honors from the Academy of the National Economy under the Government of Russia in Moscow in 1998 and earned a Masters degree at the University of Warwick (UK), where he successfully completed his dissertation in 2010. The history of the Second World War has been passion from an early age. His grandfather and father were both Soviet officers. Igor Nebolsin research focuses on the Eastern front armored battles of 1943-1945. His books are strictly based on the analysis of archival documents from both the Russian and German viewpoints, and materials provided by the Russian Second World War Veterans’ Councils including the United Council of the Soviet Tank and Mechanized Forces, and Guards Tank Armies’ museums. The inclusion of recollections from veterans help make Nebolsin’s book fascinating reading. Among his consultants are Major-General Analii Shvebig (2nd Guards Tank Army), Lieutenant General Yuri Zavizion (Chairman of the 6th Guards Tank Army Veteran Council), Colonel Alexander Bochkovskii and Nikolai Kosterev (Chairman of the 1th Guards Tank Army Veteran Council). Igor is an active participant of international military forums. He is married and has two sons.

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Continuing where he left off Igor Nebolsin takes the combat history of the 2nd Guards Tank Army (2nd GTA) into the war's final year (and well into the Cold War for that matter). Volume Two is organized into seven chapters, each covering the army's participation in many of the Eastern Front's salient final year campaigns including: The Lublin-Praga Operation during the summer of1944, The Vistula-Oder Operation of January 1945, The Pomeranian fighting of February and March 1945, and the final assault on Berlin in April/May 1945. Nebolsin once again does a superb job of providing a digestible format allowing the reader to absorb the sea of reports, tables,photographs, and analysis. To that end each chapter follows a near identical format featuring the 2nd GTA's organization and strength (with full TO&E) at the beginning of a given campaign, the objectives assigned to the army, the German opposition, and the terrain. This is followed by daily reports on the army's; movement to the front, prep for battle, and day's combat. Each chapter ends with a detailed analysis of not only each side's losses and efficacy in meeting their objectives,but archival reports describing the army's successes and failures. Once again, each chapter includes first hand accounts from the 2nd GTA's officers and men, as well as a description of notable citations won during combat. This is done for each of the army's major engagements,with a slew of tables (on average ten tables per chapter) provided to help make the text more accessible. Again there are also superbly chosen photographs. There are at least twenty rare pictures within each chapter. Many are from private collections, and the photographs alone do much to justify the book's price. The maps are full color and are mostly well done, but again are perhaps too few in number considering the sheer volume of content presented.
The greatest strength of Stalin's Favorite is in the analysis presented. After each campaign we get after-action reports from the 2nd GTA's leading officers explaining in stark detail as to how and why their units performed poorly or effectively. For the armored enthusiast there is a wealth of information presented in these pages.Perhaps my favorite chapters are five and six. Chapter Five covers the Berlin Operation and Chapter Six summarizes lessons learned from the fighting. Chapter five might just be my favorite chapter of the entire two-volume set. The chapter offers a near graduate level analysis of the use of armor in urban warfare and how it was that the Red Army overcame the huge Berlin Metropolis in a matter of weeks. The detail is exceptional, and does much to not only explain what it meant for the Red Army to take Berlin in a block-by-block fight - but also why the 2ndGTA was truly an elite formation by war's end:
The description goes on, as does others detailing canal crossing operations, suppressive fire within city's using mortars, and how to use groups of T-34 to crash German defensive lines built across otherwise tough to take city blocks. Furthermore, there is extensive discussion in most chapters, but especially chapter five about the huge problems posed by German panzerfausts and the Soviet effort to combat these inexpensive but as it turns out exceedingly destructive weapons that caused roughly 40% of the 2nd GTA's knocked out tanks during the war's final months. From there, chapter six even provides a nice discussion of not only the lessons learned during the war but the decisions that led to the development of the T-54. Volume Two is every bit the equal of Volume One. I wholeheartedly endorse it for fans of not only the Second World War's Eastern Front, but of armored warfare in general. (Globe at War). globetwar.com/review/stalins-favorite-volume-2

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