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Fugate, Bryan I. 1943-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 28 publications in 3 languages and 996 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bryan I Fugate
Operation Barbarossa : strategy and tactics on the Eastern front, 1941 by Bryan I Fugate( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunder on the Dnepr : Zhukov-Stalin and the defeat of Hitler's Blitzkrieg by Bryan I Fugate( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instead, a defense in depth anchored along the Dnepr River on the southern flank of German Army Group Center would slow and attrit the German forces. The authors contend that the battle for the little town of Yelnia was the first and most important turning point of the war. Not Stalingrad, nor Kursk, nor Leningrad. It was in this obscure village that Zhukov outwitted Guderian, Halder, and von Bock. Here the Red Army's "ambush" of Army Group Center caught the Germans by surprise when they were at their weakest, exhausted from constant combat. The meatgrinder at Yelnia followed by the Red Army's echeloned defense in depth set the stage for the decisive Soviet counterattacks in December 1941 at the gates of Moscow
Thunder on the Dneper : the end of the Blitzkrieg era, summer, 1941 by Bryan Irven Fugate( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Czech and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If there is any lesson to be learned from studying the German efforts at developing a plan for war against the Soviet Union, it is that the absence of harmony among the military and political leaders, and among the various military branches as well, produced a situation where the formulation of a smoothly coordinated program of action was quite impossible. It would be easy to single out one or more individuals ... as blameworthy for this regrettable circumstance, but to do so would be an oversimplification. The entire social, political, economic and military system of the Third Reich can be viewed as an assortment of personal empires and spheres of influence which existed in a state of eternal and sometimes ferocious competition with one another. The Army High Command was one of many organizations which had to struggle for a measure of autonomy against the growing spheres of interest of Himmler, G?ring and Borsman. The Army High Command was also pitted in a struggle against a rival military organization, the Armed Forces High Command, which rightly or wrongly was regarded merely as an extension of Hitler's ego ... The real test of the wisdom and good sense of the Army High Command and its leaders would come on the banks of the Dnepr, Dvina and Desna in the summer of 1941, at Smolensk, Yelnia and Kiev. By then enough would be known about the enemy and his tactics for them to make an honest appraisal of a situation which had proven to be a good deal more complex and perilous then they had originally conceived. By drawing the correct conclusions after reaching the Dnepr, the Germany Army could have been spared a catastrophe for another year. Precious time could have been won for gearing the country and its economy for total war, but this was not to be"--Page 50-52
Major Bob unvarnished : why we keep making the same mistakes by Bob Bevelacqua( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blitzkrieg nad Dnieprem : kampania 1941 roku na froncie wschodnim by Bryan I Fugate( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Barbarossa : strategy and tactics on the Eastern front, 1941 by Bryan I Fugate( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Thunder on the Dnepr : Zhukov-Stalin and the defeat of Hitler's Blitzkrieg
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Major Bob unvarnished : why we keep making the same mistakes
Alternative Names
Fugate, Bryan.

Fugate, Bryan 1943-

Languages
English (26)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)