November 1943

How the Russians Counter Enemy Wedges

Volume 27, Issue 7
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Passive Defense is Fatal

THE basic principle of Nazi tactics is to drive deep II wedges into the opponent's defense and pierce the front, thus enabling the panzer units and motorized infantry to maneuver in the open spaces behind the defense lines. By this method the Germans try to ensure a rapid advance to important operational objectives while the infantry holds the corridor created by the break-through, trying to engage and isolate the defenders and gradually to encircle and annihilate them.

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