ISBN-10:
0752457160
ISBN-13:
9780752457161
Pub. Date:
07/27/2010
Publisher:
The History Press
Zitadelle: The German Offensive Against the Kursk Salient 4-17 July 1943

Zitadelle: The German Offensive Against the Kursk Salient 4-17 July 1943

by Mark Healy

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Zitadelle: The German Offensive Against the Kursk Salient 4-17 July 1943

A detailed examination of the factors that led to this titanic struggle on the Eastern Front
 Few battles attract interest so much as the Battle of Kursk. Operation Zitadelle, the code name given by Hitler to the Wehrmacht's last offensive on the Eastern Front in July 1943, has acquired an almost mythic status as one of the greatest clashes of armor in the history of warfare. It has been long depicted as the "the swan song of the German tank arm" by virtue of the huge tank losses experienced by the Germans, however the emergence of new information proves it to be anything but. For all the resources devoted to this operation by the Germans, Zitadelle was an abysmal failure; and while they were not outfought by the Red Army at Kursk, they were out-thought by commanders of outstanding quality. Zitadelle describes the German and Soviet tactics and explores the realities of the battles on sodden ground that culminated in the defeat of the panzers and the Soviet advance on the Reich.

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ISBN-13: 9780752457161
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 07/27/2010
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Healy is the author of The Ancient Assyrians, Cannae 216 BC, and Kursk 1943.

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