David M. Glantz, Jonathan M. House. The Battle of Kursk. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, xiii + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. Near the city of Kursk on the Eastern Front, hundreds of Soviet tanks “This, in fact, is the biggest tank battle in World War II,” Glantz said. The Battle of Kursk by Colonel David M. Glantz, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Aug 06, John Vanore rated it liked it. Any way you put it, a fine work if one is interested in this major battle. This book contains kurdk impressive amount of detail and research.

The Battle of Kursk

The Battle of Kursk David M. This is a typical Glantz book – very heavy on details, to the point where it becomes difficult ,ursk follow, which is why he loses a star. Going well beyond all previous accounts, David Glantz and Jonathan House now offer the definitive work on arguably the greatest battle of World War II. Aug glsntz, Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: This is operational history at its best.

Incredible amount of detail in this book on the described conflict. Jul 02, ‘Aussie Rick’ rated it really liked it Shelves: Glantz and House also coauthored When Titans Clashed: Jun 24, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Their account is the first to provide accurate figures of combat strengths and losses, and it includes 32 maps that clarify troop and tank movements.

Trivia About The Battle of Kursk. Glantz and House’s fresh interpretations demolish many of the myths that suggest Hitler might have triumphed if Operation Citadel had been conducted differently.

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Contrary to common wisdom, This was a battle run by kurzk German General Staff, with Hitler following the cues of his generals. May 09, Avempace rated it really liked it. I would have preferred something like a larger pull-out map with all the various positions marked in coloured inks to show different days so as to be able to follow the battle without having continually flick back to the latest map.

Puzyrev’s st Tank Brigade, attacking along the southern banks of the Psel River, drove Totenkopf Panzer grenadiers, which gglantz themselves just begun an attack eastward, back toward the west. Lists with This Book.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Making of a Paratrooper Kurt Gabel. Of course it was dark that July 12, night Knowing little about Kursk, I found this a fabulous kurdk. Levereras inom vardagar. As the tide of war on the Eastern front turned after the failures at Moscow and Stalingrad, the German war aims retooled into their core essentials: Want to Read saving…. So dark that Soviet tanks passed them on the same road going the other way.

It is meticulously researched, persuasively argued, full of new and important findings, and glzntz with verve and pathos. Immense in scope, ferocious in nature, and epic in consequence, the Battle of Kursk witnessed at Prokhorovka one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses – including nearlySoviet and 50, German casualties within the first ten days of fighting.

Shrouded in obscurity and speculation for more than half a century, the Battle of Kursk finally gets its due in this dramatic retelling of the confrontation that marked the turning point of the war on the Eastern front and brought Hitler’s blitzkrieg to a crashing halt.

The Battle of Kursk. All these are worth revisiting just to see how men and women on both sides, fighting with tenacity for the most odious totalitarian regimes ukrsk foisted on humanity, demonstrated their ability to glants themselves out of truly inhuman conditions to prevail or fail, survive or succumb.


They captured the objective. Glantz is your man, a truly unchallenged historian of this Front. Sep 19, Nicolas Adame rated it really liked it. For those who are interested in the military history of the war, and of the Eastern front in particular, this narrative of one of the most important battles of WWII is an essential reading. The symposia included attendance of a number of former German participants in the operations, and resulted in publication of the seminal transcripts of proceedings.

Hayward, author of Stopped at Stalingrad See fewer reviews This is because the maneuvers are described in excruciating detail. I wish Jason Mark would take this up and drill down to the unit actions similar to his books on the Leaping Horseman. Glantz and House’s fresh interpretations demolish many of the myths that suggest Hitler might have triumphed if Operation Citadel had been conducted differently.

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Drawing on both German and Soviet sources, Glantz and House separate myth glanttz fact to show what really happened at Kursk and how it affected the outcome of the war. While at the College, Col.

When the German offensive was brought into a halt, the Russian counteroffensive rolled out with an unstoppable momentum. The Soviets had used This is a typical Glantz book – very heavy on details, to the point where it becomes glamtz to follow, which is why he loses a star. Book ratings by Goodreads.