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The Battle of the Tanks

Clark, Lloyd

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ISBN 10: 0802119085 / ISBN 13: 9780802119087
Editorial: Atlantiic Monthly, New York, 2011
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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468pp/illus/maps. A history of the pivotal World War II tank battle of Kursk. Covers the strategic importance and the agendas of both German and Red Army forces, drawing on veteran interviews and newly released Russian archival sources to describe the course of the battle. Clean. N° de ref. de la librería 010548

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Título: The Battle of the Tanks

Editorial: Atlantiic Monthly, New York

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: 1st Printing

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On July 5, 1943, the greatest land battle in history began when Nazi and Red Army forces clashed near the town of Kursk, on the western border of the Soviet Union. Code named Operation Citadel,” the German offensive would cut through the bulge in the eastern front that had been created following Germany’s retreat at the battle of Stalingrad. But the Soviets, well-informed about Germany’s plans through their network of spies, had months to prepare. Two million men supported by 6,000 tanks, 35,000 guns, and 5,000 aircraft convened in Kursk for an epic confrontation that was one of the most important military engagements in history, the epitome of total war.” It was also one of the most bloody, and despite suffering seven times more casualties, the Soviets won a decisive victory that became a turning point in the war. With unprecedented access to the journals and testimonials of the officers, soldiers, political leaders, and citizens who lived through it, The Battle of the Tanks is the definitive account of an epic showdown that changed the course of history.

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Lloyd Clark is a senior academic in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Professorial Research Fellow in War Studies, Humanities Research Institute, at University of Buckingham. One of the UK’s leading military historians, he is the author of Anzio and Crossing the Rhine.

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