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Gebhardt, James F. 1948-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 3,185 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vSoviet  History  Personal narratives‡vRussian  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D793, 940.548147
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Most widely held works about James F Gebhardt
 
Most widely held works by James F Gebhardt
Commanding the Red Army's Sherman tanks : the World War II memoirs of Hero of the Soviet Union, Dmitriy Loza by D. F Loza( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza has carefully crafted his World War II experiences with U.S.-provided Sherman tanks into a highly readable memoir. Between the fall of 1943 and August 1945, Loza fought in the Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. He commanded a tank battalion during much of this period and had three Shermans shot out from under him. Loza's unit participated in such well-known combat actions as the Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy Operation, the Jassy-Kishenev Operation, and the battles for Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Following the German surrender, Loza's unit was sent to Mongolia, where it participated in the arduous trek across the Gobi Desert to attack the Japanese Kwantung Army in Manchuria. This is the first available detailed examination of the Red Army's exploitation of U.S. war materiel during World War II and one of the first genuine memoirs available from the Russian front. Loza also provides firsthand testimony on tactical command decisions, group objectives and how they were accomplished, and Soviet use of combat equipment and intelligence. Only after the collapse of the USSR and concomitant relaxing of prohibitions against publication of materials related to the Lend-Lease Program there could this account be made available
The Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation : Soviet breakthrough and pursuit in the Arctic, October 1944 by James F Gebhardt( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1944, some 56,000 German troops of the XIX Mountain Corps were occupying a strongpoint line just 70 kilometers northwest of Murmansk, about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. To clear these enemy forces from Soviet territory, STA VKA ordered General K.A. Meretskov's Karelian Front to plan and conduct an offensive, which was to be supported by Admiral A.G. Golovko's Northern Fleet. This Leavenworth Paper explains the planning and conduct of this offensive, known in Soviet military historiography as the Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation. The Soviet force of approximately 96,000 men was organized into a main attack force of two rifle corps, a corps- size economy-of-force formation, and two envelopment forces, one consisting of two naval infantry brigades and the other of two light rifle corps of two brigades each. The Soviets employed over 2,100 tubes of artillery and mortars, used 110 tanks and self-propelled guns, and enjoyed overwhelming air superiority. Engineer special-purpose troops infiltrated up to fifty kilometers behind German forward positions to conduct reconnaissance before the battle. On 7 October 1944, the Soviets began the offensive with a 97,000-round artillery preparation, followed by an infantry attack
The road to Abu Ghraib : US Army detainee doctrine and experience by James F Gebhardt( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2004 revelations of detainee maltreatment at the Abu Ghraib prison outside of Baghdad, Iraq have led to an exhaustive overhaul of Army doctrine and training with respect to this topic. The Army has identified disconnects in its individual, leader, and collective training programs, and has also identified the absence of a deliberate, focused doctrinal crosswalk between the two principal branches concerned with detainees, Military Intelligence (MI) and Military Police (MP). These problems and their consequences are real and immediate. The perceptions of just treatment held by citizens of our nation and, to a great extent the world at large, have been and are being shaped by the actions of the US Army, both in the commission of detainee maltreatment but also, and more importantly, in the way the Army addresses its institutional shortcomings. This study examines the relationship over time between doctrine in two branches of the Army Military Police (MP) and Military Intelligence (MI) and the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (GPW). Specifically, it analyzes the MP detention field manual series and the MI interrogation field manual series to evaluate their GPW content. It also further examines the relationship of military police and military intelligence to each other in the enemy prisoner-of-war (EPW) and detainee operations environment, as expressed in their doctrinal manuals. Finally, the study looks at the Army's experience in detainee operations through the prism of six conflicts or contingency operations: the Korean War, Vietnam, Operation URGENT FURY (Grenada, 1983), Operation JUST CAUSE (Panama, 1989), Operation DESERT STORM (Iraq, 1991), and Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY (Haiti, 1994)
Eyes behind the lines : US Army long-range reconnaissance and surveillance units by James F Gebhardt( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting for the Soviet motherland : recollections from the Eastern Front hero of the Soviet Union by D. F Loza( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of the Soviet Union has opened the history of the Red Army to the West, providing a more complex picture of World War II than was previously available. Details of the struggle between the Soviet forces and the Axis powers can now be seen through the efforts of veterans such as Colonel Dmitriy Loza. Loza draws on his own experiences and those of acquaintances to illustrate particular problems, combat situations, and the functioning of the Soviet Army in its struggle with the German and Japanese armies. -- Amazon.com
Blood on the shores : soviet naval commandos in World War II by V. N Leonov( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood on the Shores is both a first-person account and a meticulously researched study of Soviet naval special operations forces in World War II. It is based on the 1957 memoirs of Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Viktor Leonov, who commanded in combat the reconnaissance detachments of the Northern and Pacific fleets. Leonov describes his entry into the elite Northern Fleet naval scout unit in July 1941 and the tactical and operational raids that followed against German forces based in Norway from 1941 through 1944. His story climaxes in the Far East, where Leonov's Pacific Fleet detachment distinguished itself in daring amphibious landings into Japanese-held Korean ports in advance of Soviet main naval and ground forces. The translator's introduction and other materials reveal another significant activity of Soviet naval intelligence - the insertion of Soviet and Norwegian intelligence operatives deep into the German rear in Norway by submarine and parachute. These men monitored German ship traffic from Tromso northward, providing timely and accurate intelligence reports directly to Northern Fleet headquarters. When German counterintelligence rounded up and destroyed this agent net, Leonov's detachment assumed the mission. Because Leonov could not describe these highly secretive activities in 1957 when his memoir was first published in the Soviet Union, the translator's contributions to this work are crucial to a fuller understanding of the scope of Soviet naval special operations and intelligence activities in World War II. Historical documentation found in recently opened Russian archives, a survey of the scout detachments of other fleets, captured German documents, and an extensive bibliography help make this a useful reference book as well as an entertaining read about the exploits of these legendary naval commandos
Slaget om Nordkalotten : Sveriges roll i tyska och allierade operationer i norr by Lars Gyllenhaal( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in Swedish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den 7 oktober 1944 inleddes slaget om Nordkalotten, den största drabbning som någonsin utkämpats norr om polcirkeln. Röda armén angrep de tyska trupper som i tre år stått utanför Murmansk. Enbart på sovjetisk sida deltog nästan 100 000 man, 700 flygplan och 100 stridsvagnar. Slaget om Nordkalotten bygger på ryska militärhistoriska verk och dokument, deltagares ögonvittnesskildringar och många opublicerade fotografier. Författarnas skildring låter oss ta del av helt nya fakta kring andra världskriget. Det är en fascinerande och häpnadsväckande läsning om bland annat SS-soldater i Luleå, Röda armén i Nordnorge, partisaner i finska Lappland och allierade specialförband i norra Sverige. [Publit]
Eyes Behind the Lines: US Army Long-Range Reconnaissance and Surveillance Units by James F Gebhardt( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyes Behind the Lines: US Army Long-Range Reconnaissance and Surveillance Units is the 10th study in the Combat Studies Institute (CSI) Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Occasional Paper series. This work is an outgrowth of concerns identified by the authors of On Point: The United States Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Specifically, these authors called into question the use of long-range surveillance (LRS) assets by commanders during that campaign and suggested an assessment ought to be made about their continuing utility and means of employment. This revision contains some important additional information the author received after this book was originally published Major (Retired) James Gebhardt, of CSI, researched and wrote this Occasional Paper with that end in view. In this study, Gebhardt surveys the US Army s historical experience with LRRP and LRS units from the 1960s Cold War and Vietnam War, through their resurgence in the 1980s and use in Operations JUST CAUSE and DESERT STORM, to the advent of the GWOT. The paper's analytical framework examines each era of LRS units in terms of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, and personnel. In doing so, the author makes a strong case for continuing the LRS capability in the Army s force structure. The variety of environments and enemies likely to be faced by the military in the GWOT continues to demand the unique human intelligence abilities of trained and organized LRS units. As the Army leads the Armed Forces of the United States in combating terrorists where they live, the lessons found in this survey remain timely and relevant
Dragons on bird wings : a combat history of the 812th Fighter Regiment by Vladislav Antipov( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet front special purpose troops : an historical perspective by James F Gebhardt( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet naval special purpose forces : origins and operations in World War II by James F Gebhardt( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet naval special purpose forces have been highly visible over the past several years, both in the Western military press and, some content, in Western territorial waters. Published material on this subject, however, tends to contain little analysis of the historical antecedents of current Soviet naval special purpose forces. The neglect of the historical aspects of this topic is not due to any lack of interest, but is instead a result of widespread unfamiliarity with Soviet source materials, few of which have been translated into English. There exists a large body of historical materials on the World War II special purpose force activities of two of the four Soviet fleets. Included among these materials are contemporary Soviet press accounts, German war diary entries, post-war memoirs, official histories, monographs, and many other secondary sources. Using as many of these sources as are available, this paper will explore the development of special purpose forces in the northern and Pacific fleets. It will describe the entire repertoire of their combat actions against the Germans in the Far North from 1941-1944, and against the Japanese in northern Korea in August 1945. It concludes with an analytical summary, which clearly establishes these forces as a legitimate precursor of present day Soviet naval spetsnaz
Official Soviet AKM manual : operating instructions for the 7.62mm modernized Kalashnikov rifle (AKM and AKMS)( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night attack by a Soviet battalion by James F Gebhardt( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet ground force tactical units conduct night attacks in accordance with a theoretical model which has changed little over the past decade. Its salient characteristics are prebattle reconnaissance, attack from the march, dismounted assault, illumination, patrolling, commitment of a second echelon, and penetration of the defending brigade reserve positions by dawn. Demonstrated Soviet tactical unit deficiencies in executing the night attack include land navigation and terrain orientation, driving, and use of night vision devices. Theoretical vulnerabilities which may be exploited include over reliance on illumination, predictibility of employment of combat reconnaissance patrols, and physical exhaustion of Soviet troops. Keywords: Night combat; Night attack; Soviet night tactics. (JHD)
The official Soviet SVD manual : operating instructions for the 7.62mm Dragunov sniper rifle( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet special purpose forces : an annotated bibliography by James F Gebhardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official SKS manual : instructions for use and maintenance of the 7.62mm Simonov self-loading carbine (SKS)( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official Soviet Mosin-Nagant rifle manual : operating instructions for the model 1891/30 rifle and model 1938 and model 1944 carbines( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet battalion in the defense by James F Gebhardt( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet army tactical defense, when given adequate preparation time, is a formidable obstacle to an attacker. The battalion defensive position supports a combined arms battle which heavily relies on deception, field fortifications and internal fire sacs. The study provides a detailed laydown of forces and weapons systems in such a defense
Soviet military training as it enters the 1990s by James F Gebhardt( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fighting for the Soviet motherland : recollections from the Eastern Front hero of the Soviet Union
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Fighting for the Soviet motherland : recollections from the Eastern Front hero of the Soviet UnionOfficial Soviet AKM manual : operating instructions for the 7.62mm modernized Kalashnikov rifle (AKM and AKMS)The official Soviet SVD manual : operating instructions for the 7.62mm Dragunov sniper rifleThe official SKS manual : instructions for use and maintenance of the 7.62mm Simonov self-loading carbine (SKS)The official Soviet Mosin-Nagant rifle manual : operating instructions for the model 1891/30 rifle and model 1938 and model 1944 carbinesThe official Soviet AK-74 manual : operating instructions for the 5.45mm Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK-74 and AKS-74) and Kalashnikov light machine gun (RPK-74 and RPKS-74) ... with original illustrations
Alternative Names
Gebhardt, James 1948-

James F. Gebhardt escritor estauxunidense

Languages
English (68)

Swedish (13)