An interesting question indeed. Issue No. 36 of “Tactical and Technical Trends” provides a translated German article on the subject. Two examples from the Eastern Front are discussed.
June 30, 2015
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June 28, 2015
Having presented Rommel’s advance from Belgium to Lille here it’s time to take a better look at the Arras counterattack. Rommel’s 7.Panzer-Division crossed the Franco-Belgian border on May 15, and on May 20 Rommel’s tanks were three miles south of Arras. According to the plan the 7th Panzer-Division was to move around the flank of Arras from the west and the 5th Panzer-Division from the east. Then both panzer-divisions would turn north. Further to the south Panzergrouppe Kleist had crossed the Meuse river on May 13, and on May 19 it had reached the Cambrai – Péronne line.
June 26, 2015
June 19, 2015
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June 13, 2015
General Guderian in Buillon on May 12, 1940. He is inspecting
his engineers rebuilding the bridge over the Semois river.
Hotel “Panorama” is behind and above him, not seen in the photo.
Guderian established his Command Post there.
June 8, 2015
June 5, 2015
The picture was taken during training with live ammo. Facing the camera are: SS-Sturmbannführer Heinz von Westerhagen (Battalion Commander) and SS-Obersturmführer Hanno Raasch (3rd Company Commander) holding a map. The collection of dress worn by the Battalion officers is noticeable.
June 2, 2015
An article published in the Soviet Artillery Journal, in 1943, gave detailed instructions for the use of antitank weapons against the Tiger. A translation of the Soviet article was included in the “Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 51” publication of the U.S. Military Intelligence Service.
June 1, 2015
Flers (Flériens) is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France. The town was heavily bombed by the Allies on 6 and 7 June, 1944. Flers was liberated by the 11th Armoured Division, on August 16, during the reduction of the Falaise pocket.