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German Armored Traffic Control During the Russian Campaign
  • Historical Study (German Report Series)
  • Dept. of the Army Pamphlet No. 20-242
    • Dept. of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1952
      • 1984 facsimile reprint
    • 63 pages, 2 diagrams, 8 maps
  • This pamphlet was prepared for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by a group of former German generals and general staff officers. All of the contributing authors saw considerable service on the Eastern Front during World War II. The principal author, Brig. Gen. Hermann Burkhart Wueller-Hillebrand, served as aide to the Chief of the Army General Staff before assuming command of an armored regiment on the Russian front. Successively appointed chief of staff of a panzer corps and a panzer army, he saw action in the Ukraine, Poland, and East Prussia. One of the associate authors, Brig. Gen. Oskar Munzel, commanded a tank battalion and an armored regiment during the early phase of the Russian campaign. In 1943 Gen. Munzel was assigned as instructor at the German armored school at Wuensdorf, and subsequently became commandant of the one at Bergen-Fallingbostel. Returning to the Russian front toward the end of the war, he led a panzer brigade and served as deputy commander of a panzer division.
  • Contents
    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • Roads and Traffic Conditions of European Russia
    • Organization of Traffic Control Elements
      • General Principles
      • The Military Police Detachment
      • March Discipline
      • Traffic Regulation and Control Officer—TRACO
    • Disposition of Traffic Control Elements
      • Defensive Situation
      • Offensive Situation
    • March and Route Reconnaissance
    • Effect of Seasons on Traffic Control
    • Centralized Traffic Control During River Crossings
    • Conclusions
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German Defense Tactics Against Russian Breakthroughs
  • Historical Study
  • German Report Series
  • Dept. of the Army Pamphlet No. 20-233
    • Dept. of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1951
    • 105 pages, 13 maps
  • This pamphlet was prepared for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by a committee of former German generals and general staff officers (the names of the contributors were not indicated in the pamphlet).
  • The principal author, who by the end of the war had attained the rank of general, served on the Eastern Front throughout the Russian campaign and the subsequent retreat into the plains of northern Germany. He was successively commander of an infantry brigade, a panzer division (Nov. 1941 to Feb. 1943), and two different corps in the battles for Kharkov and Belgorod. Appointed commander of a panzer army on 1 Dec. 1943, he participated in the withdrawal across southern Russia until the Germans reached the Carpathians. In Aug. 1944 he was transferred to Army Group Center, and his last assignment was with Army Group Weichsel. During this final phase of his military career, he played an important part in the retreat from Lithuania, East Prussia, and Pomerania.
  • Throughout this study the point of departure for tactical innovations was official German combat doctrine and authorized German tables of organization and equipment. Moreover, a fundamental condition of German operations in Russia was the almost consistent German inferiority in both manpower and materiel. Various other factors colored the authors' thinking in ways unfamiliar to Americans. Every effort was made to retain the point of view, the expressions, and even the prejudices of the authors.
  • Contents
    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • Active Defense
      • Frontal Counterattack
      • Flank Attack
      • Spoiling Attack
      • Defensive Pincers
    • Passive Defense
      • Defense in Place with Mobile Reserves
      • Position Defense in Strong Points and Improvised Fortresses
      • Improvised Zone Defense
      • Isthmus Defense—The Sea as Flank Protection
    • Retrograde Movements
      • Delaying and Blocking Actions
      • Delay on Successive Positions
    • Defense Against Breakthroughs—A Combination of Defense Tactics
    • Conclusions
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German Submarine Pens: C.I.O.S. Target Nos. 12/6, 29/124, Submarines, Naval Construction
  • Reported by Lt. G. R. Wernish, C.E.C., USNR, NavTecMisEu [Naval Technical Mission Europe]
    • Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee, G-2 Division, SHAEF (Rear) APO 413, June 1945
    • 36 pages, 18 photos, 8 drawings, 1 table
  • This report is concerned primarily with salient reinforced concrete features of the roof slab and special dock problems of the Brest submarine pens, and general data on the design of roof slabs. It also includes photographs of pens located at Marseille, Le Havre, Boulogne, Bordeaux and Cherbourg. The purpose of the report was to obtain structural and bomb damage information on submarine pens.
  • Because this document was scanned from a photocopy obtained from the National Archives, as can be expected the quality of the photographs (each is a full page) is not very good. The text and drawings, however, are very clear.
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