a good overview of the turning point in the eastern front.
February 16, 2017
After Stalingrad disaster, the Germans were in no position to mount a large scale operation in the eastern front, but urged for a quick victory to keep it's own eastern allies close, Hitler tried to compensate Germany's lack of sufficient weapons with some brand new advanced tanks (Tiger - Panther), whose delays in its production, and troubles in the mediterranean front, caused weeks of delays, and then, when the battle of Kursk started, it was no surprise for the Russians. This book explains why Germany did not achieve a successful pincer maneuver, not even for a modest goal, like Kursk's salient. And show us how the red army was a totally different animal, than a year before, finally ganing here, the strategic initiative, nonstop, from here to berlin. This book, as usual with the Campaign series, analyse commanders, the planing, equipments and the armies, before and during the battle and it tells the story from both sides, attacker and defender. Full color 3-D ‘bird’s-eye-views’, and color drawings of battle scenes, soldiers in uniforms or equipments used in this battle, and maps as well as black and white photographs that support's the text.
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