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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Prokhorovka here is not a well-organized set piece but a confused series of engagements and hasty attacks, with each side committing its forces piecemeal.

The Battle of Kursk by David M. Glantz

To put in bluntly, on the north shoulder of the Kursk Bulge, they were stopped cold. Mar 11, Oursk Kuhn rated it liked it. This book takes advantage of available information from the Soviet side.

The Battle of Kursk av David M. It was also a colossal armored battle. 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. Bortom varje rimligt tvivel Malin Persson Giolito. Knowing little about Kursk, I found this a fabulous read.

The author makes a point that the Russians could also read maps. The other big contribution of the book is the extensive amount of primary sources used from both sides, the real “ground’s eye” view that emerges.

But the author goes into too much detail with all of the units, regiments and such. Bortom varje rimligt tvivel Malin Persson Giolito 58 kr. Gland does OK, but it is not one of his better works. This is a book that should be on the shelf of every kurk of World War 2.


The Battle of Kursk

The German tanks and guns were of heavier and better quality accounting for a loss ratio of circa 5 to 1. Their account is the first to glabtz accurate figures of combat strengths and losses, and it includes 32 maps that clarify troop and tank movements.

Feb 10, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: Any way you put it, a fine work if one is interested in this major battle.

Much of the direct military records are to be enjoyed. The Tigers would roll in and devastate a hundred Soviet tanks and maybe lose four or five tanks sometimes because Soviet soldiers managed to run up and place explosives glanyz them, sometimes because the engines broke down, sometimes because they got stuck in swampy ground. While at the College, Col. Chemical Soldiers Donald Richter. Their access to newly gpantz Soviet archival material adds unprecedented detail to what is known about this legendary conflict, enabling them to reconstruct events from both perspectives and describe combat down to the tactical level.

The Battle of Kursk : Colonel David M. Glantz :

Now this on the other hand is more like your typical classroom textbook; full of endless point-by-point information. There were more losses on the 2 Soviet counter moves after the Germany defeat.

The single best researched, deeply engrossing tome on the battle of Kursk, an excellent source for understanding all levels Strategic, Operational, Tactical of that titanic battle.

Although the th Tank Brigade lost its commander and as many as thirty of its sixty tanks in the fighting near Kusk, by early afternoon it pushed southward, grappling with Leibstandarte’s armored reconnaissance battalion, which struggled to defend the SS division’s left flank and rear.

I got a lot more than I bargained for, but the book is fittingly grueling grueling text about grueling events and I don’t regret reading it. This battle intensified in the afternoon, when Bakharov’s second echelon 36th Guards Tank Regiment arrived to support the th.


Over Lincoln’s Shoulder Bruce Tap. With the amount of detail being presented you need to catch your breath and close the book.

Going well beyond all previous accounts, David Glantz and Jonathan House now offer 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.

Even with such advantages, the Germans very nearly broke through the Russian defenses. Mar 06, Mike Hankins rated it liked it Shelves: Drawing on both German and Soviet sources, David M. Gglantz hours, assisted by the t70th Brigade, Puzyrev’s tankers penetrated into the village of Vasil’evka, thereby threatening to sever Totenkopf’s communications with Leibstandarte. Puzyrev’s st Tank Brigade, attacking along the southern banks of the Psel River, drove Totenkopf Panzer grenadiers, which kufsk themselves just begun an attack eastward, back toward the west.

Jun 11, Harry Miktarian rated it really liked it Shelves: Barbarossa,the Battle for Moscow, Stalingrad, Sevastopol, the Battle for the Baku oilfields and this, the mightiest and biggest tank vs. University Press of Kansas Serie: Its vivid portrayals of fighting in all critical sectors place the famous tank battle in its proper context. This is operational history at its best. Description A study of the Battle of Kursk at Prokhorovkaone of the largest tank engagements in world history, which led to staggering losses – imncluding nearlySoviet and 50, German casualties within the first ten days of fighting.