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  Army Group Centre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Army Group Centre (Heeresgruppe Mitte in German) was one of three German army formations assigned to the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, code-named Operation Barbarossa.
Army Group North was to move through the Baltic region and capture the city of Leningrad.
Army Group Centre was to defeat the Soviet armies in Belarus and to advance towards Moscow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Army_Group_Centre   (2091 words)

  
 Definition of Battle of Stalingrad - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Army Group South (A),under the command of Erich von Manstein and Ewald von Kleist, was to continue advancing south towards the Caucasus as planned.
Army Group South (B), including Friedrich Paulus's 6th Army and Hermann Hoth's 4th Panzer Army, was to move east towards the river Volga and the city of Stalingrad.
In addition, the German sixth army was the largest unit of this type in the world, almost twice as large as a regular one, and trapped in the "pocket" was also a corps of the fourth panzer army.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_Stalingrad   (3350 words)

  
 Army Group Centre
Army Group North was to advance through the Baltic region and capture the city of Leningrad.
Army Group Centre was to defeat the Soviet armies in Byelorussia and to advance towards Moscow.
Army Group South was to occupy the Ukraine.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/army_group_centre.html   (805 words)

  
 Army Group South - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the beginning of Operation Barbarossa Army Group South was one of three German Army groups which invaded the USSR at the start of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.
Army Group South was then to advance up to the Volga River, subsequently draining a portion of the Red Army and thus clearing the way for the Army Group North and the Army Group Center on their approach to Leningrad and Moscow respectively.
At the end of World War II in Europe Army Group South was fighting in and around Austria and was one of the last major German military formations to surrender to the Allies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Army_Group_South   (330 words)

  
 Encyclopedia topic: Army Group South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In this campaign Army Group South was led by Gerd von Rundstedt (additional info and facts about Gerd von Rundstedt) and his chief of staff (The senior officer of a service of the armed forces) von Manstein (additional info and facts about von Manstein).
The German 6th Army (additional info and facts about German 6th Army), which fought in the destructive Battle of Stalingrad (additional info and facts about Battle of Stalingrad), was later made part of Army Group South.
In 1942 Army Group South was split into Army Group A (additional info and facts about Army Group A) and B. Some time after that the name Army Group was used again and Army Group B became a major formation on the Western Front (WWII) (additional info and facts about Western Front (WWII)).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/army_group_south.htm   (306 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Army Group South’s sector, Soviet counter attacks north of Dubno begin to sputter as uncoordinated Soviet battle groups are destroyed by the more coordinated German efforts.
In Army Group Center, the 7th Panzer Division (Rommel's old unit from France) driving north of Minsk, cuts the Minsk-Moscow highway, the main supply route for the Soviet West Front.
Army Group South meets stiff opposition as the Soviet Southwest Front concentrates large tank formations in front of the advancing 1st Panzer Group.
www.bartcop.com /410630.htm   (1267 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Army Group South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Army Group North (Heeresgruppe Nord in German) was a high level command grouping of military units operating for Germany during World War II.
The army group coordinated the operations of attached army corps, reserve formations, and direct-reporting units.
The German Sixth Army (German:) was a World War II field army and the protagonist of the tragic Battle of Stalingrad in 1942.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Army-Group-South   (1214 words)

  
 Army Group South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He also believed that the army would be able to quickly close in on the oil fields of the Caucasus.
Army Group South continued to punish any weak spots they found in the Soviet lines.
The German army was to be flanked 50 miles north and 50 miles south of Stalingrad, so as to encircle the forces with in the city.
www.eclectic.kennett.net /Barbarossa/south.htm   (1036 words)

  
 Operation Barbarossa
Army Group North, led by von Leeb, Army Group Centre, commanded by von Bock and Army Group South commanded by von Rundstedt.
His drive in the south was confined to the occupation of the Ukraine to the west of Kiev.
The Army Group Centre paused on the Desna but it was still thought that it was only catching its breath before moving inexorably on.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /operation_barbarossa.htm   (881 words)

  
 Army Group Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Army Group Center was forced back in spite of Hitler’s insistence that they hold their positions regardless of the cost.
Carell concludes that "At Moscow the strength of the German Army was broken: it froze to death, it bled to death, it spent itself.
Army Group Center (North) was finally crushed in vicious fighting in East Prussia, although German forces managed to hold the city of Konigsberg until 9 April and isolated pockets on the Somland Peninsula and at Heilgenbeil until the final German surrender on 9 May.
www.eclectic.kennett.net /Barbarossa/center.htm   (1375 words)

  
 Controversies of World War II - East Front
Army Group South would have been delayed, so it is likely that the German army would have taken less territory in total.
The Army had been indoctrinated that they were to have no consideration for Soviet citizen's rights, and various orders were issued in support of this position.
The Red Army was suffering from an extreme shortage of soldiers, for various reasons, and recruited from the liberated areas as they went.
www.visi.com /~thornley/david/military/wwii/contost.html   (1961 words)

  
 South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The goal of Army Group South was to drive through and seize the Ukraine, seize Kiev, and then drive to and seize the Caucasus.
While this was happening, reinforcements from Army Group Center in the form of Guderian's Panzer divisions were arriving, and this allowed the Germans to begin to drive for Kiev.
This greatly weakened the Soviet defense of the rest of the front in 1941, while reinforcements were not yet drafted and mobilized from the civilian population.
history.acusd.edu /gen/st/~herrinton/south.html   (309 words)

  
 Capitulation of German Army Group South
As Adolf Hitler's Thousand-Year Reich crumbled in the vise of the Allied armies advancing from both east and west, it was apparent that the spring of 1945 would see the last of the war in Europe.
But what they did find was the headquarters of German Army Group South, the largest organized field command remaining in the Wehrmacht, along with a staff of senior German officers ready and willing to discuss a surrender of the entire force.
Army Group South consisted of four field armies, each numbering approximately 200,000 men.
historynet.com /wwii/blgermanarmy   (1512 words)

  
 Achtung Panzer! - Erich von Manstein!
In late July, 11th Army was ordered northwards to join the Army Group North andin August of 1942, von Manstein was once again in charge of forces attacking the city of Leningrad.
In November, Erich von Manstein received the command of newly formed Army Group Don, which was made up of Hoth's 4th Panzer Army (with its part trapped in Stalingrad), Paulus's 6th Army (entirely trapped in Stalingrad) and 3rd Romanian Army.
In February of 1943, Erich von Manstein received the command of Army Group South (made up of Army Group Don and Army Group A)and recaptured the city of Kharkov on March 15th followed by Belgorod, after one of the most successful German offensives of the war.
www.achtungpanzer.com /gen8.htm   (1151 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Army Group Center: The Wehrmacht in Russia 1941-1945 (Schiffer Military History): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Army Group South: The Wehrmacht in Russia, 1941-1945 (Schiffer Military History) by Werner Haupt
Army Group Center is a useful reference for the force it describes.
Soviet fronts and armies are also covered, but not as thoroughly, and the political/strategic elements that influenced operations are included in a balanced fashion.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764302663?v=glance   (1015 words)

  
 Capitulation of German Army Group South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Army Group South consisted of four field armies, each numbering approximately 200,000 soldiers.
After spending the night at the German headquarters, the Americans were convinced that this organization was fully capable of withdrawing in a southwesterly direction toward Berchtesgaden and establishing a redoubt defense in the mountainous re-gion.
He informed Samuell that arrangements had been made to move as many members of the army group as they could across the river at Steyr by midnight on May 8.
www.thehistorynet.com /wwii/blgermanarmy/index3.html   (1062 words)

  
 Osprey - The German use of tank turrets as fixed fortifications
He concludes that the Wehrmacht, contrary to popular belief, was not a fully mechanised fighting force and that, in fact, Hitler's Panzer Divisions represented but a thin veneer, that when stripped away exposed an army which had progressed little since the end of the Great War.
This argument goes some way towards explaining why the German Army eagerly absorbed the enormous amount of equipment that it captured in the lightning advances of 1939 and 1940.
By early May the Eighth Army had had chance to rest and refit and was in a position to launch what was hoped would be a decisive blow.
www.ospreypublishing.com /content2.php/cid=215   (4436 words)

  
 Army Group Center
The completion of the history of "Army Group Center" is the result of the author's utilization of all available German and Russian literature, as well as those combat diaries and documents of the committed troop units, that are available in German archives.
In addition, the author was assisted in clearing up several questions by the advice of former members of the army group - from commanders to drivers.
This three volume set by Werner Haupt began with a volume on Army Group North and will conclude with a volume on Army Group South.
www.antiqnet.com /detail,army-group-center,250717.html   (176 words)

  
 Army Group South - 20th Century Reenactment in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Army Group South - 20th Century Reenactment in Australia
Army Group South is non-political, and neither supports nor condones any racist, extremist, radical or right wing political movements.
We hope to commemorate the life and experiences of all participants in conflict by accurately portraying them in displays, re-enactments and educational programs.We reserve the right to accept or decline membership applications
armygroupsouth.com /ags   (60 words)

  
 Army Group South - ASL Club
This is the Internet home of 'Army Group South', the ASL (Advanced Squad Leader) Club of Melbourne, Australia.
Army Group South (AGS) has a broad cross-section of players ranging from wily veterans and world class tournament champions to novices and casual players.
The overriding aim is to have fun and to enhance our knowledge of this most detailed and challenging World War II tactical combat board game.
users.bigpond.net.au /asl-victoria   (181 words)

  
 -WELCOME TO ARMY GROUP SOUTH [ AUSTRALIA ]-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
AGS was formed in September of 2000 by a small band of dedicated militaria collectors & amateur historians based in Brisbane, Queensland.
Since then the group has grown into the largest & most professional 20th Century reenacting organisation in the country.
If you would like to view photos of Army Group South and learn more of its subunits and operations, please visit http://www.armygroupsouth.com/ags/
armygroupsouth.com   (371 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Army Group North: The Wehrmacht in Russia 1941-1945: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Army Group North: The Wehrmacht in Russia 1941-1945 (Hardcover)
The completion of the history of "Army Group North" is the result of the author's utilization of all German and Russian literature, as well as those combat diaries and documents of the committed troop units that are available in German archives.
This series by Werner Haupt will continue with a volume each on Army Group Center and Army Group South.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764301829?v=glance   (1039 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Operation Barbarossa 1941: Army Group South Pt. 1 (Osprey Campaign S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Amazon.co.uk: Operation Barbarossa 1941: Army Group South Pt.
Nevertheless German superiority began to tell and the Soviet Army was encircled and destroyed at Uman.
By the beginning of October 1941 it appeared that the Red Army was in the final stages of collapse and nothing could stop the German juggernaut.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1841766976   (472 words)

  
 Army Group South by Werner Haupt - Schifferbooks.com
Army Group South by Werner Haupt - Schifferbooks.com
The completion of the history of "Army Group South" is the result of the author's utilization of all available German and Russian literature, as well as those combat diaries and documents of the committed troop units that are available in German archives.
This third and final volume of a three volume set by Werner Haupt includes a volume each on Army Group North, Army Group Center, and now Army Group South.
www.schifferbooks.com /newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=0764303856   (195 words)

  
 GMT GAMES: East Front Series: Barbarossa: Army Group South, 1941
Making the Top 100 List for 1997 is GMT's Barbarossa: Army Group South, 1941, described as "a complex yet accessible wargame for players with some experience." Congratulations to designer Vance von Borries and the rest of the GMT Barbarossa development team!
In fact, Soviet resistance was so fierce that it required diverting Guderian's Panzer Group away from the advance on Moscow.
Kiev fell in one of the greatest encirclements of the Second World War, but the German advance on Moscow was delayed for several critical weeks.
www.gmtgames.com /bags/gmtefbs0.htm   (473 words)

  
 Independent Sturmgeschütz Units
[Münch: Transferred from 6th Army to 11th Army 3 Nov 41, assigned to LIV Corps for the initial attacks on Sevastopol.
4 Jul 43 Corps Raus, Armee Abteilung Kempf, Army Group South with 23 StuG III and 9 StuH 42
NOTE: in Kumm, Obersturmführer Harry Paletta, “in mid 1943 was assigned to the 105th Assault Gun Battalion, V SS Gebirgs Corps in Werschez (Banat).
www.sturmvogel.orbat.com /stug.html   (12972 words)

  
 Army Nebelwerfer Units
22 Jun 41 assigned to Regimentstab der Nebeltruppe zbV 2, XXXXVIII Corps (mot.), 1st Panzer Group, Army Group South; 3./ assigned to XXXXIV Corps with NbW.
Panzerkorps, 1st Panzer Group, Army Group South, with 4.
1 Mar 44 reorganized and redesignated as Werfer-Brigade 1 in Army Group South with schw.
orbat.com /site/sturmvogel/werfer.html   (7666 words)

  
 SS Steel Storm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An account of the battles of the Waffen-SS panzer divisions in the East, ranging from the recapture of Kharkov in early 1943, when I SS Panzer Corps prevented the total collapse of Army Group South, to the last desperate attempts to hold the Red Army before Berlin in 1945.
During this period the Waffen-SS panzer divisions fought a string of battles that are arguably the finest mobile defensive actions of modern warfare.
A unique account of a little-known, but crucially important, aspect of Germany’s war on the Eastern Front.
www.brownreference.com /books/pages/steelstorm.html   (89 words)

  
 Funagain Games: Barbarossa: Army Group South, 1941
you need a large table to play the entire army group south campaign at one sitting...bigger than the average dining room table.
Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title.
Board Game Geek is an incredible compilation of information about board and card games with many descriptions, photographs, reviews, session reports, and other commentary.
www.funagain.com /control/product/~product_id=05413/~affiliate_id=LUDI   (246 words)

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