With first-hand accounts from both sides, vivid photographs and specially commissioned maps of the combat zones, this highly illustrated book is a comprehensive examination of the decisive failure of the German's last large-scale offensive on the Eastern Front. Lavishly illustrated with over 120 dramatic photographs and artworks that record the elite II SS Panzer Corps' failure to overwhelm the soldiers of the Soviet Fifth Guards Tank Army during the vital phase of the battle for Kursk. Colourful maps show the areas of operation, the forces involved and the defensive and offensive actions that shaped the outcome of the battle. Includes numerous first-hand accounts of combat from participants on both sides. Detailed fact boxes profile the politicians and generals who most influenced the campaign and the key aircraft and armoured fighting vehicles employed in the battle.
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The author: (Location: Hampshire) has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972, specialising in military history. He was Army editor of the British forces magazine Defence from 1983-90. He has written more than 15 books including Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days. He served with the 7th Armoured Brigade in the Gulf War.
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Descripción Spellmount Publishers Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111862272972