German Anti-Partisan Warfare Pre-Kursk 1943

Greatly alarmed by the growing partisan threat, in 1943 the German High Command initiated extensive anti-partisan operations intended to suppress this type of warfare in some of the most vital front sectors. These operations were frequently large scale in nature, and both security forces and regular divisions participated in them, often sup- ported by substantial […]

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The German Two-Panzer Division Counter-Offensive 7 and 8 June 1944 Part II

Hans von Luck during World War II. Major Hans von Luck (center) receives a report from Lt Gerhardt Bandomir (left), who commanded 3. Ko. of I./125 Panzer Grenadier Regt. during Operation Goodwood. Looking on is Major Willi Kurz, CO of II Battalion. The operations of the Battle Group Luck, which consisted of Panzer Grenadier Regiment […]

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