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Kursk, 1943 Last German Offensive in the East - Casemate Illustrated - Casemate UK

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Kursk, 1943
Last German Offensive in the East

ISBN : 9781612007076

Casemate Illustrated - Casemate UK

 

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There is no doubt the Battle for Kursk was the largest Tank Battle of WWII, and to this date the largest tank battle in the world. With 6000 tanks, 2 million men and 4000 aircraft it was truly monumental. The Germans launched operation Citadel in the Sumner of 1943 in the hope of trapping the Soviet Army in the Kursk Salient to end their Summer offensive that year. Depleted in terms of man power and equipment the Germans   hoped to reply in their panzer forces to enable this.  However the Russians were aware of the operation partly through the help of British Intelligence and built formidable defences in the area. This was the first time a German offensive was stopped before it could break through and the battle quickly degenerated into a battle of attrition. The Germans would loose a large quantity of Men & Materials at Kursk which they were never ale to recover from, never again did the German Army go on the offensive in the East. 

 

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This book in the Casemate Illustrated series tells the story of this dramatic battle using rare and unpublished photographs, maps, and highly detailed artwork profiles of the tanks and vehicles involved

 

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If you're interested in the war in the last hurrah of the Germany Army on the western front and how/where the Germans counteroffensive failed this is a good read. There are plenty of photos and profiles for the modeller.

 

Highly Recommended.

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