This publication was prepared by a number of German officers after the end of World War II. There were a number of these publications, many of which are in publication in the German Report Series by Naval and Military Press. They are all of significant importance in understanding the way in which the war was fought, particularly on the eastern front.
GERMAN REPORT SERIES: Effects of Climate on Combat in European Russia
Climatic conditions of European Russia varied from bitterly cold, long winters to dry, hot summers, interrupted by wet, rainy springs and winters that virtually halted all ground movement. The German Army was ill prepared and ill equipped for Russian winters and paid a huge price for its negligence.