The Bloody Triangle: The Defeat of Soviet Armor in the Ukraine, June 1941.
The Bloody Triangle: The Defeat of Soviet Armor in the Ukraine, June 1941
Victor J. Kamenir
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Little reported, rarely written about, the Bloody Triangle formed by Ukrainian towns of Lutsk, Dubno and Brody, was scene of what became the second largest tank battle of Operation Barbarossa. Between June 24, to July 1, 1941, some 2500 tanks, tank destroyers and artillery face each other, the Russians losing. The German Panzers moved on to the siege of Leningrad, the bloodletting at Stalingrad to end at the battle of Kursk, where the Germans were defeated in the largest tank battle in history.
Author Kamenir has taken on a large topic for his first book, an important battle which helped the Russians gain time to gather forces to eventually defeat the Germans at Kursk. He writes with clarity, keeping me on task and reminds me occasionally that I need help keeping the units and geography straight and the dates in order.
The Germans did not learn from their victory at the triangle, and the Russians began recognizing weakness and produced a large armored force, capable of holding at Stalingrad and winning at Kursk.
The research was admittedly weighed toward the Russians so we see a bit different picture of the Operation.
Victor J. Kamenir, I look forward to your next book. Hopefully you will take us further on the war on the Eastern front.
Richard N. Larsen
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|Author:||Larsen, Richard N.|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2009|
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