Accession Number : ADA140366

Title :   Standing Fast: German Defensive Doctrine on the Russian Front During the Second World War.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Wray,T A

PDF Url : ADA140366

Report Date : 03 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 396

Abstract : This study examines the evolution of the German Army's defensive doctrine on the Russian Front from 1941 to 1945. It begins by reviewing prewar doctrine as expressed in German field manuals and professional journals. German defensive techniques are then traced throughout the war, with particular emphasis upon the elements of continuity in German doctrine. This doctrinal evolution is examined on three levels: what substantive changes occurred, why those changes developed, and the methods by which the changes were put into effect within German units. Primary sources consulted in the investigation include wartime publications of the German Army High Command (OKH), unit after-action reports, and other doctrinal materials in the German Military Records collection, National Archives.

Descriptors :   *History, *Germany(east and west), *Military Doctrine, Tactical warfare, Defense planning, Military forces(foreign), USSR, Doctrine, Military operations, Military tactics, Army operations, Command and control systems, Defense systems, Field equipment, Military applications, Sources, Reports, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE