David M. Glantz, Jonathan M. House. The Battle of Kursk. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, xiii + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. Near the city of Kursk on the Eastern Front, hundreds of Soviet tanks “This, in fact, is the biggest tank battle in World War II,” Glantz said. The Battle of Kursk by Colonel David M. Glantz, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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The Battle of Kursk
Going well beyond all previous accounts, David Glantz and Jonathan House now offer the definitive work on arguably the greatest battle of World War II. Drawing on both German and Soviet sources, Glantz and House separate myth from fact to show what really happened at Kursk and how it affected the outcome of the war. Their access to newly released Soviet archival material adds unprecedented detail to what is known about this legendary conflict, enabling them to reconstruct events from both perspectives and describe combat down to the tactical level.
Looks at the traditional approach to Kursk and provides another well-founded interpretation of the battle. This outstanding book deserves the highest praise.
And what an account! It is meticulously researched, persuasively argued, full of new and important findings, and written with verve and pathos.
The Battle of Kursk
This is operational history at its best. The Battle of Kursk takes readers behind Soviet lines for the first time to discover what the Red Army knew about the plans for Hitler’s offensive Operation Citadelrelive tank warfare and hand-to-hand combat, and learn how the tide of battle turned.
Its vivid portrayals of fighting in all critical sectors place the famous tank battle in its proper context. Prokhorovka here is not a well-organized set piece but a confused series of engagements and hasty attacks, with each side committing its forces piecemeal.
Glantz and House’s fresh interpretations demolish many of the myths that suggest Hitler might have triumphed kursm Operation Citadel had been conducted differently.
Their account is the first to provide accurate figures of combat strengths and losses, and it includes 32 maps that clarify troop and tank movements.
Shrouded in obscurity and speculation for more than half a century, the Battle of Kursk finally gets its due in this dramatic retelling of the confrontation that marked the turning point of the war on the Eastern Front and brought Hitler’s blitzkrieg to a crashing halt. Glantz jursk founder and former director of the U.
Among his many books are Stumbling Colossus: Glantz and House also coauthored When Titans Clashed: The Battle of Kursk October pages Series: The Battle of Kursk David M. Glantz and Jonathan M.
House Immense in scope, ferocious in nature, and epic in consequence, the Battle of Kursk witnessed at Prokhorovka one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses—including nearlySoviet and 50, German casualties—within the first ten days of fighting. Hayward, author of Stopped at Stalingrad Gllantz fewer reviews About the Author David M.