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  German Sixth Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In March 1917, the Sixth Army was the target for the assault of the British and Canadian forces at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The Tenth Army was then involved in the breakthrough of the Paris defences on June 12, 1940, before acting as a northern flank for German forces along the Normandy coast.
The Sixth Army failed to obtain a quick victory; winter came and with it Operation Uranus -- the massive attack of Soviet forces on the flanks of the German corridor between the Don and Volga rivers in November 22-23.
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 The Battle of Stalingrad
The battle at Stalingrad bled the German army dry in Russia and after this defeat, the Germany Army was in full retreat.
Army Groups A and B were well on their way to the Caucasus in south-west Russia, when Hitler ordered an attack on Stalingrad.
In September 1942, the German commander of the Sixth Army, General von Paulus, assisted by the Fourth Panzer Army, advanced on the city of Stalingrad.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_stalingrad.htm   (956 words)

 German Sixth Army: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Sixth Army was formed on October 10, 1939 with Field Marshal Walther von Reichenau (Walther von Reichenau: walther von reichenau (august 16, 1884 - january 17, 1942), german military...
Paulus led the Sixth Army to a major victory in Kharkov (Kharkov: A city in northeastern Ukraine; former capital of the Ukraine) during the spring of 1942.
The army fought in the Ukraine (Ukraine: A republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century) and Romania (Romania: A Balkan republic in southeastern Europe) as part of Army Group Don.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/german_sixth_army   (440 words)

 German Sixth Army -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Sixth Army was formed on October 10, 1939 with Field Marshal Walther von Reichenau in command.
The army was then involved in the breakthrough of the Paris defences on June 12, 1940, before acting as a northern flank for German forces along the Normandy coast.
The Sixth Army failed to obtain a quick victory; winter came and with it Operation Uranus -- the massive attack of Soviet forces on the flanks of the German corridor between the Don and Volga rivers.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/German_Sixth_Army   (832 words)

 The Battle of Stalingrad
Although Hitler’s army was initially better trained and equipped than the Russians, they were unaware of the bitterly cold winter of 1942 that they had to confront, a situation they were not trained and equipped for.
By the end of August 1942, the German Fourth and Sixth Army, which was also accompanied by Italian and Hungarian forces, with roughly 330,000 manpower was approaching the strategically situated city of Stalingrad on the Volga, while they threatened the railway and river connections to the Caucasus.
With temperatures decreasing to extremes, the German Army was by far unprepared for such weather conditions, since most came in with light equipment needed for the warmer seasons.
econc10.bu.edu /economic_systems/NatIdentity/FSU/Russia/battle_of_stalingrad.htm   (907 words)

 Kursk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The whole German Sixth Army, most of the divisions in the the Fourth Panzer Army, and some of what was left of the Third and the Fourth Rumanian Armies were surrounded."[15] In all nearly 300,000 Axis troops were trapped in the Stalingrad pocket.
German planning placed great confidence in the superiority of the new heavy tank the Panther V, and the two new super-heavy tanks, the Tiger and the Ferdinand, which were deployed for the first time in large numbers.
In 1942 the German Army attacked towards the Caucasus along a line running slightly east of Orel, Kursk, and Kharkov and as far south as the Sea of Azov; the German offensive penetrated deep into the Caucasus and as far east as the shores of the Volga River.
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 Foreign Military Studies Office Publications - COUNTERPOINT TO STALINGRAD, Operation Mars (November-December 1942): ...
Army General M. Purkaev's Kalinin Front was to conduct its main attack south of Belyi with 41st Army and along the Luchesa River north of Belyi with 22d Army, while 39th Army, at the northern extremity of the Rzhev salient, would launch a secondary assault southward across the Molodoi Tud River toward Olenino.
Although the Germans expected an attack soon, the assault caught the defenders at an awkward moment, when their 78th Infantry Division was in the midst of conducting a relief-in-place of 5th Panzer Division forces along the Vazusa.
Although the Germans were unable to close the yawning gap created by 22d Army's attack, the often impenetrable terrain, deteriorating weather, and skillful German defense took a heavy toll on the advancing Soviets and halted them short of their goal.
fmso.leavenworth.army.mil /documents/countrpt/countrpt.htm   (12614 words)

 Battle of Stalingrad (overview)
Germans seeking to honor those who died on the Russian steppes are finding that mourning their loss is as difficult as acknowledging their guilt
The defeat of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad not only dealt a crippling blow to Hitler's campaign in the East but also marked the strategic turning point of the Second World War, and has come to be recognized as one of the greatest military debacles of all time.
Trapped in a Kessel, or cauldron, an egg-shaped line of defense thirty miles wide and twenty miles deep, the Sixth Army, which was under the command of General Friedrich Paulus, was ordered by Hitler to hold its ground rather than retreat west to join the vanguard of the German forces.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/Holocaust/stalingrad-1942.html   (289 words)

 Red Storm in Romania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
However, the army group was deficient in armor, having only 170 tanks and SP guns, of which about half were assigned to the 1st Romanian Tank Division.
The German Sixth Army, now commanded by General Maximilian Fretter-Pico, was anchored in the middle of Army Group South Ukraine.
Army Group South Ukraine should have been expecting a strong Soviet attack after hearing about the Red Army advances on the northern and central fronts, but German intelligence was sadly lacking.
www.thehistorynet.com /wwii/blredstorminromania   (1003 words)

 Suffering in Stalingrad
Of the approximately 290,000 Germans and German allies caught in the Russian bear trap in November 1942, only about 90,000 were around for the Sixth's Army's official surrender in early February 1943.
More arresting are the details: for example, the description of German soldiers scooping handfuls of lice off their bodies and throwing them at their Russian captors to protest their treatment.
Or the descriptions of the twitching face of Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, the Sixth Army's commander, whose passivity and deference to Hitler doomed his command.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/ae/books/9899/07/19/beevor.html   (936 words)

 Rado Pribic Presentation at the Annual Holocaust Conference at Millersville University
After being shown in 16 German and Austrian cities, the exhibit "The War of Destruction - Crimes of the German Army 1941 - 1944" came to a close in the City Hall of Munich, "The City of the Movement" as it was called during the Nazi period.
The executions of the civilian population were examplified by tracing the campaign of the German Sixth Army, which was eventually liquidated at Stalingrad; by presenting the results of the German occupation of Belorussia, which lasted three years; and finally, by showing the German occupation of Serbia.
The first West German government after the war under Konrad Adenauer masterminded the myth of the disciplined and innocent regular German army, which was misused and betrayed by the evil Führer.
muweb.millersville.edu /~holo-con/pribic.html   (2781 words)

 Battle of Stalingrad
One German general was quoted saying, “The mile, as a measure of distance, was replaced by the yard at Stalingrad…” This emphasized the importance that both felt about this city by the aggressiveness by both sides.
This defeat, which claimed the lives of 400,000 Germans brought with it the end of the German campaign in Russian and showed that the Germans could be beat at their own strategies.
The Germans instead had to enter the city and fight a long and bloody battle with the Soviet army and her people.
www.campbell.edu /faculty/Slattery/stalingrad.htm   (786 words)

 The Wargamer - Book Review: Forsaken Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
While this may be true, Hitler and the OKW conveniently overlooked that the German Army had suffered some 900,000 casualties in approximately eight months of continuous battle in the East, and didn't nearly have the strength to mount such an assault and hold the line while conquering the Caucasus.
The Germans, meanwhile, cut their way into the heart of Stalingrad, while the other part of Army Group South pushed closer and closer to the oilfields far to the south.
Not only was all of the Sixth Army trapped, but several sub-units and Kampfgruppe that were providing desperately needed infantry support in the death field that was Stalingrad.
www.wargamer.com /reviews/forsaken_army   (1311 words)

 Hitler’s underestimation of Russia turned tide of WWII - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In Russia, the Germans were entrenched along a 2000-mile-front extending from the Artic Ocean to the Black Sea.
The Sixth Army was one of Germany’s finest formations, containing 256,000 soldiers divided into 22 divisions.
On Aug. 17, the German attack commenced with a thunderous artillery barrage.
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 Adolf Hitler killer file
As the German economy begins to buckle under the weight of the enormous war reparations demanded by the Treaty of Versailles and debts incurred during the war, popular support for the Nazis begins to increase.
The German Sixth Army has been effectively destroyed in what is at the time the most catastrophic military defeat in German history.
The German offensive in North Africa is stopped at the beginning of November 1942 when Allied troops led by General Bernard Law Montgomery force the German Afrika Korps led by General Erwin Rommel into a retreat.
www.moreorless.au.com /killers/hitler.html   (4126 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Crown Prince Rupprecht
Crown Prince Rupprecht (1869-1955), heir to the throne of Bavaria, was born in 1869.
Upon the outbreak of the First World War Rupprecht was given command of the German Sixth Army sent to Lorraine to repel the anticipated French advance as set out in the pre-war Plan XVII.
With the German revolutions which followed the war, Rupprecht lost his inheritance to the Bavarian crown, living in retirement for the remainder of his life (although many in the region with monarchist views continued to regard Rupprecht as rightful King).
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/rupprecht.htm   (331 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 at Epinions.com
It was the German army's first big loss in the Russian campaign, and it signaled further defeats to come.
Much, if not all, of the reason for the German defeat at Stalingrad came from a series of mistakes, in both the planning and execution of that part of the Russian campaign, worsened by the personal disputes between the generals at the front, and Goring and Hitler, safe in Germany.
Once the Sixth Army was surrounded in Stalingrad, there was also the problem of how to supply the troops there.
www.epinions.com /content_134853594756   (1082 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: The Bookshelf
Theodor Plievier, a German left-wing writer who made his reputation in the 1920's with violent attacks on militarism and imperialism, wrote "Stalingrad" during the war, presumably in Russia and with Soviet blessing.
As the pressure of Russian attacks forces the German line closer and closer together and the regiments beat their aimless retreat across miles of snow-swept steppes into Stalingrad proper, Plievier introduces many miscellaneous characters who appear briefly, disappear are forgotten by the reader, and reappear again somewhere else.
His German officers begin, for the first time, to doubt the infallibility of what they have built and operated, and to find in the ruin of the sixth Army and its betrayal by Hitler the first indications that they have devoted their lives to a false cause.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=211315   (562 words)

 Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
It provides a detailed account of the Luftwaffe’s role in German battles against the Soviet Union from November 1941 to the surrender of the German Sixth Army near Stalingrad in January 1943.
Later, they surround and capture the entire German Sixth Army as the Germans grimly follow orders, holding out until smaller and smaller units are forced to surrender when they are no longer effective.
The Germans have to fly increasingly further with fewer aircraft and landing fields to drop supplies.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/bookrev/hayward.html   (732 words)

 Adolf Hitler
January 31: Capitulation of the ´closed in´ German Sixth Army in Stalingrad who - according Hitler´s command - had to hold their positions until the end.
September 25: Hitler ordered that all German men between sixteen and sixty years old had to do military service in the ´Volkssturm´ (German territorial army) and had to defend the borders of the Reich.
March: His ´Nero-Order´ (instructing to completely desolate the German areas before retraction) expressed his contempt against the German People who turned out to be too weak for the enforcement of his aims.
www.the-downfall.com /adolf-hitler.php3   (1704 words)

We knew nothing of the German government’s activities in estab­lishing such hideous camps as Auschwitz-Birkenau, which through study I found to be the most murderous concentration camp in the German system, with its efficient killing gas cham­bers operated by Hitler’s own SS members and troops.
Night and day, and Allied armies began to systematically defeat great German mili­tary forces, the average German, both military and civilian, knew the war was lost and that Hitler and his cronies were a bunch of tyrannical idiots who hadn’t the qualifications or ability to govern a chicken farm, much less a world power.
The General felt the disgusting adulation of the torturous death of the German Sixth Army and many of the supporting units on the Eastern Front was against all laws of humanity.
www.mittymax.com /Archive/0006-SecretMission.htm   (7996 words)

 Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
With recapture of Attu by Allies Japanese are driven from the Aleutians.
Soviet troops seize key point of German defense sys- tem on the lower Vistula in Poland.
U.S. Seventh Army opens offensive to break through the West Wall and join U.S. Third Army in clearing the Saar-Palatinate triangle.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/70-7_24.htm   (1772 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
To the Commander in Chief of the German Sixth Army Colonel General Paulus, or his representative and to all the officers and men of the German units now besieged in Stalingrad.
The German units hastening to your assistance were defeated by the Red Army, and the remnants are now redrawing to Rostov.
The German air transport fleet, which brought you a starvation ration of food, munitions and fuel has been compolled by the Red Army's succesful and rapid advance repeatedly to withdraw to airfields more distant from the encircled troops.
stalingrad.ic.ru /rdoc21.html   (547 words)

 German Army German Army Summer Uniform Items. Modelle 1940 ...
The Organization of the German Army, August 1914.
German cavalry and motorized units entering Poland from East Prussia during the Polish Campaign of 1939...
German army refers to different armed forces through history: Reichswehr - 1918 to 1935 Wehrmacht - 1935 to 1945 Bundeswehr - 1955 to present
german.army.saxony.ru   (557 words)

 Conduct of Troops in Eastern Territories (1941)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In this document, Field Marshal Walter von Reichenau (1884-1942) of the German Sixth Army, in the southern sector of the German assault on the Soviet Union, reacts to reports of the softness of his troops by instilling them with particularly strong statements about their role in suppressing communism and Soviet Jewry.
The feeding of the natives and of prisoners-of-war who are not working for the Armed forces from Army kitchens is an equally misunderstood humanitarian act as is the giving of cigarettes and bread.
The fear of German counter-measures must be stronger than threats of the wandering bolshevistic remnants.
www.assumption.edu /dept/history/HI14Net/reichenau-english.html   (851 words)

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