Kursk 1943: The Tide Turns in the East

Kursk 1943: The Tide Turns in the East

by Mark Healy
     
 

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Osprey's examination of the Kursk campaign of World War II (1939-1945). In the summer of 1943 the German army stood poised for a major offensive. The attack was aimed at the Kursk salient, which the Germans intended to isolate, trapping large numbers of Russian troops and paving the way for the decisive campaign to knock the Soviet Union out of the war.

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Overview

Osprey's examination of the Kursk campaign of World War II (1939-1945). In the summer of 1943 the German army stood poised for a major offensive. The attack was aimed at the Kursk salient, which the Germans intended to isolate, trapping large numbers of Russian troops and paving the way for the decisive campaign to knock the Soviet Union out of the war. By the time of the attack, the Russians had turned the salient into a mass of defensive positions. In the following decisive clash, the Soviets bled Germany's vital Panzer forces white and finally took the initiative. The counter-offensive which followed began an advance that would end in the ruins of Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855322110
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
783,033
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Healy was born in 1953. He has a Master’s degree in Political Theology from Bristol University. He is by profession a schoolteacher and is head of the Humanities faculty at a large school in Somerset. He has written a number of Osprey titles including Elite 40 New Kingdom Egypt and Campaign 22 Qadesh 1300BC. He has a great interest in both the ancient and modern periods, is married with one son.

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