Battle of Kursk 1943

Battle of Kursk 1943

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The greatest tank battle in world history, known as Operation CITADEL, opened during the early hours of 5 July 1943, and its outcome was to decide the eventual outcome of the war on the Eastern Front. A highly collectable addition to the Images of War series, Battle of Kursk 1943 is a superbly illustrated account of this pivotal battle of the war on the Eastern Front, when the Germans threw 900,000 men and 2,500 tanks against 1,300,000 soldiers and 3,000 tanks of the Red Army in a savage battle of attrition.Unlike many pictorial accounts of the war on the Eastern Front, the book draws upon both German and Russian archive material, all of which are rare or unpublished. The images convey the true scale, intensity and horror of the fighting at Kursk, as the Germans tried in vain to batter their way through the Soviet defensive systems. The battle climaxed at the village of Prokhorovka, which involved some 1,000 tanks fighting each other at point-blank range.During this vicious two week battle the Red Army dealt the Panzerwaffe a severe battering from which the German war effort was never to recover. The Battle of Kursk finally ended the myth of German invincibility.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 245 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Pen & Sword Military
  • South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 B & W photos
  • 1848843933
  • 9781848843936
  • 455,820

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- the choice of pictures is interesting, and there is a good selection of less common vehicles, including several pictures of armed half-tracks. - History of War
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About Hans Seidler

Hans Seidler is a leading collector of Second World War memorabilia and an authority on German armed forces and their equipment. His published world with Pen and Sword include Hitler's Tank Killers - Sturmgeschutz at War 1939-1945, Luftwaffe Flak Divisions and Hitler's Boy Soldiers, all in the Images of War Series.
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