by Ian Baxter
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, World War II
WWII’s most epic confrontation
In the summer of 1943, the German-launched Operation Zitadelle (Citadel), aimed at cutting off a large number of Soviet forces in the Kursk salient. This offensive resulted in the battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle of World War II.
Kursk quickly became a fierce contest of attrition, as Wehrmacht and elite Waffen-SS Panzer-Divisions unsuccessfully tried to hammer their way through strong Soviet defensive positions. What followed was unabated fighting for two weeks as German units were systematically ground down in a series of brutal armored battles.
With comprehensive captions and text, Kursk 1943 tells the story of this dramatic battle using rare and unpublished photographs, maps, and highly detailed artist profiles.
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|Release Date:||January 19, 2020|