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Kursk, 1943 : The Tide Turns in the East - Mark Healy

Kursk, 1943

The Tide Turns in the East

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Osprey's examination of the Kursk campaign of World War II (1939-1945). In the summer of 1943 the German army stood poised for a major offensive. The attack was aimed at the Kursk salient, which the Germans intended to isolate, trapping large numbers of Russian troops and paving the way for the decisive campaign to knock the Soviet Union out of the war. By the time of the attack, the Russians had turned the salient into a mass of defensive positions. In the following decisive clash, the Soviets bled Germany's vital Panzer forces white and finally took the initiative. The counter-offensive which followed began an advance that would end in the ruins of Berlin.

The Origins of the Battlep. 7
The Opposing Commandersp. 13
The Soviet Commandersp. 13
The German Commandersp. 14
The Opposing Armiesp. 17
The German Armyp. 17
The Luftwaffep. 20
The Soviet Armyp. 23
Opposing Plans and Preparationsp. 27
The German Plansp. 27
The Soviet Plansp. 29
The Soviet Defencesp. 31
The Battle of Kurskp. 33
5 July: Ninth Army/Central Frontp. 33
Fourth Panzer Army/Army Detachment 'Kempf'/Voronezh Frontp. 37
XLVIII Panzer Corpsp. 41
II SS Panzer Corpsp. 44
Army Detachment 'Kempf'p. 49
6-9 July Ninth Army/Central Frontp. 49
6-9 July II SS Panzer Corps and XLVIII Panzer Corpsp. 60
Army Detachment 'Kempf'p. 69
10 July: Ninth Army/Central Frontp. 71
Army Group South/Voronezh Frontp. 72
11 July: Ninth Army/Central Frontp. 74
Army Detachment 'Kempf'/Voronezh Frontp. 75
II SS Panzer Corps/Voronezh Frontp. 76
12 July: The Tank Battle of Prokhorovkap. 77
13 July: The Wolfsschanzep. 88
The Aftermathp. 90
Chronologyp. 91
A Guide to Further Readingp. 92
Wargaming Kurskp. 93
Indexp. 95
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ISBN: 9781855322110
ISBN-10: 1855322110
Series: Osprey Military Campaign Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st May 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32