By Robert Forczyk
Osprey Command sequence #22
Zhukov used to be the dominant determine within the pink military in the course of global struggle II although his genuine task name assorted from day after day. Serving as a senior basic employees consultant from the Stavka, Zhukov moved from one severe region to the following, serving as consultant, coordinator and de facto entrance commander as required. there isn't any doubt that Zhukov performed a serious position in salvaging the serious state of affairs within the fall of 1941 and major the crimson military to an grand reversal of fortunes in 1942-43 and eventual victory in 1944-45. He used to be instrumental within the preliminary defence of Leningrad, sooner than relocating to Moscow to stem the German strengthen and lead the counterattack within the wintry weather of 1941. In 1942-43 he was once accountable for Operation Uranus that bring to an end the German 6. Armee in Stalingrad, and led the defence of the Kursk Pocket opposed to Manstein's assaults. His was once the voice of cause and endurance that confident Stalin to permit the Germans deplete themselves at Kursk earlier than launching the Soviet offensive that drove the Germans again 1000's of miles and nearly broke the German military inthe Ukraine. with out him Kursk may by no means were fought as a protective conflict by means of the Russians. In 1944 he led the big Soviet Operation Bagration that destroyed the German Heeresgruppe Mitte and persisted on answerable for entrance via to the tip of the warfare, which observed him develop into the 1st post-war Soviet commander in East Germany.
However, Zhukov's tools have been brutal and contributed to giant Soviet casualties, whereas he endured to maintain his hand in political beliefs in addition. because the such a lot well-known Soviet soldier of worldwide battle II, Zhukov's post-war fall from grace used to be both precipitous and it used to be now not till the autumn of the Soviet Union that he was once provided his recognition used to be restored.
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Gradually, in spite of enormous losses, the 20th Army bullied its way 7 miles (12km) into AOK 9’s eastern flank while the 41st Army advanced 22 miles (35km) into the western side of the salient. Despite being under enormous pressure, Walter Model fought desperately to maintain a continuous front and once his Panzer reserves began to arrive, he was able to mount several vicious counterattacks that cut off and demolished the Soviet spearheads. Konev’s front lost the 6th Tank Corps and the 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps, while Purkaev lost the 1st Mechanized Corps and the 6th Rifle Corps.
1200hrs: the 1st Polish Army advances into a vacant Warsaw. 9. 2nd Guards Tank Army captures Sochaczew. Zhukov has achieved a complete breakthrough and the remnants of AOK 9 retreat westwards. com Zhukov conferring with Konstantin Rokossovsky, his former division commander. Together with Konev, Zhukov and Rokossovsky formed the troika of Soviet front commanders who played the leading role in the final year of the war on the Eastern Front. (Courtesy of the Central Museum of the Armed Forces Moscow via Nik Cornish) primed as springboards for a breakout.
Zhukov tried to prevent Konev from advancing into Berlin by quietly inserting a ‘stop line’ south of Berlin in the operational plan, but Stalin overruled that. Zhukov realized that this was going to be the last offensive of the war against Germany and in one of those moments where his ego got the better of his military judgement, he refused to share the final victory with his long-time rival, Konev. Stalin believed that the Western Allies might disregard the Yalta agreements and advance upon Berlin, so he ordered the Stavka to execute 16 April 1945 1.