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Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis makes extensive use of hitherto unused German archival documents, as well as up-to-date Russian books and sources, many of which were published following the fall of communism in 1990. By using such sources, the authors can attempt to answer such important questions about the battle as what forces were actually engaged, how they were equipped, what their casualties were, and what the cost of the battle was. While answers to these questions have not been lacking hitherto, the authors' new research has shown many of these to be dubious.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714650524
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Soviet (Russian) Study of War Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Maps
Foreword
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 Background 1
2 The Assembly of Forces 15
3 Structure of Involved Forces 25
4 Tanks Employed at Zitadelle 58
5 The Air War 74
6 Chronology of the Offensive 84
7 Prokhorovka 101
8 The Cost of the Battle 111
9 An Analysis of the Battle 132
10 The Consequences of the Battle 145
App. 1 Soviet Order of Battle 153
App. 2 German Order of Battle 166
App. 3 Soviet Tank Units Facing Army Group South 174
App. 4 The Panther Tank in Zitadelle 177
App. 5 Deliveries of New Tanks to the Eastern Front, June-August 1943 181
App. 6 Daily Tank Strength in Army Group South 185
App. 7 The Condition of 8th Army, 30 August 1943 191
App. 8 Examples of Causes of German Tank Losses 193
App. 9 Number of German Tanks and Assault Guns on the Eastern Front, April-December 1943 195
App. 10 Further Information on German Casualties 197
App. 11 Tank Data 209
App. 12 Tank and AT Gun Data 211
App. 13 Armour-Penetration Capabilities 213
App. 14 Information on German Tank Losses 216
App. 15 Ration Strength of the 4th Panzer Army 224
App. 16 Divisional Structure for German Forces on 4 July 1943 226
Bibliography 238
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2001

    a battle of kursk factbook

    Niklas Zetterling has written a very lucid and persuasive study on facts about the battle of kursk based on russian data for soviet and on german data on wehrmacht troop strenght and casualities. He presents a wealth of data on the wehrmacht that is not easily accessible elsewhere and he shows the battle as one episode of a gruel war of attrition between the wehrmacht and soviet troops which, according to his (wehrmacht based - and here lurks a problem of its own) data, the wehrmacht was not sure to loose up to 1944. The text lost the fifth star for the rather barren and very short narrative of the battle itself which is a very far cry from thucydides or shelby foote. therefore I recomend the use of a companion text like david glantz's book on kursk.

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