Germany's Winter War

Werner, Max
February 1942
New Republic;2/9/42, Vol. 106 Issue 6, p194
Focuses on crisis in German warfare in winter months. Exhaustion of troops through uninterrupted offensive battles and the Russian winter; German invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium called off at the last moment; Modern motor-mechanized armies with a strong air force are much more dependent on weather than were armies of the First World War; Danger of immobilization and disorganization of army during winters; Need for winter equipments by Germans, including fur-lined jackets, fur coats and fur gloves; Severe trial faced by German offensive weapons, tanks and aviation, which were not tested under zero conditions; Comparison of German and Soviet Union cavalry's winter campaign.


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