The Battle of the Tanks

Kursk, 1943
The Battle of the Tanks: Kursk, 1943. Atlantic Monthly. Nov. 2011. 496p. ISBN 9780802119087. $25. HISTORY
In July 1943, two million men met outside of Kursk, 280 miles south of Moscow, as the Germans launched Operation Citadel in an effort to patch up their hold on vital Soviet territory after the retreat from Stalingrad. The Red Army victory was a turning point for the war. Senior academic in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst's war studies department, Clark used new material from the Russian archives to bring us what will doubtless be a significant book.
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