Kursk 1943

The tide turns in the East

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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.

Table of Contents

The Origins of the Battle/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans and Preparations/The Battle of Kursk/The Aftermath/The Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Kursk

Product details

Published May 28 1992
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855322110
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 74 b/w; 20 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 16
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Mark Healy

Mark Healy is the author of several military histo…


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