The Battle of Kursk

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University Press of Kansas, 1999 - History - 472 pages
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A study of the Battle of Kursk (at Prokhorovka), one of the largest tank engagements in world history, which led to staggering losses - imncluding nearly 200,000 Soviet and 50,000 German casualties within the first ten days of fighting. Drawing on both German and Soviet sources, David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House seek to separate myth from fact to show what really happened at Kursk and how it affected the outcome of World War II. Their access to Soviet archive material adds detail to what is known about this conflict, enabling them to reconstruct events from both perspectives and describe combat down to the tactical level.

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Review: The Battle of Kursk (Soviet (Russian) Study of War)

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Knowing little about Kursk, I found this a fabulous read. The German attack plan was titled 'Citadel'. The volumn is based entirely on German records and the Soviet records only released since the ... Read full review

Review: The Battle of Kursk (Soviet (Russian) Study of War)

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Gland does OK, but it is not one of his better works. I guess I am looking more for a blow by blow down to the regiment and below. I wish Jason Mark would take this up and drill down to the unit actions similar to his books on the Leaping Horseman. Read full review


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David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House have collaborated on all three volumes of the Stalingrad Trilogy, as well as on the books When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler and The Battle of Kursk. A retired U. S. Army colonel fluent in Russian, Glantz is the author of numerous books, including The Battle for Leningrad, 19411944; Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, and Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania. House is the author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century.

Jonathan M. House is the William A. Stofft Professor of Military History at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College. His previous books include Combined Arms Warfare in the 20th Century; A Military History of the Cold War, 1944-1962; and, with David M. Glantz, When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler.

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