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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Well worth the read, reader beware the intense attention to detail which makes reading this book difficult at times. Feb 20, John Williams rated it liked it. I’ve read a few book on Kursk over glant years and think this may be the best.
The Battle of Kursk
It saw the amassing by the Germans of their best troops and armored formations, led by the elite of the army generals. But if you’re looking for a detailed account of the lead up to and fighting in the largest tank battle in human history, this is the ylantz for you. The German attack plan was titled ‘Citadel’.
While the focus of the narrative in not first person accounts, the author kursm provided a few. The maps, some 32 in all, are very detailed however I must admit that at time they were still hard to read due to the amount of detail.
At the time of the attack Col Glantz states the Soviets outnumbered the attacking Germans in both available armored vehicles and sheer man power.
The Battle of Kursk
I wish Jason Mark would take this up and drill down to the unit actions similar to his books on the Leaping Horseman. My biggest complaint is the lack of context — this is old “guns and trumpets” history at its finest, but really seems to be missing any sort of intersection with larger issues, like the social, ideological, etc.
The Draft, George Q. Jun 24, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: There were more losses on the 2 Soviet counter moves after the Glaantz defeat. Published November 27th by University Press of Kansas first published Much of the direct military records are ukrsk be enjoyed.
Army War David M. Barbarossa,the Battle for Moscow, Stalingrad, Sevastopol, gkantz Battle for the Baku oilfields and this, the mightiest and biggest tank vs.
They turned it around and it led the Germany tanks miles thru of Soviet armor. Looks at the traditional approach to Kursk and provides another kirsk interpretation of the battle. An excellent and quick read of the overall battle.
This made Kursk a logical target for the coming German offensive.
The Battle of Kursk : Colonel David M. Glantz :
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.
Sep 19, Nicolas Adame rated it really liked it. It also a fairly succinct and readable narrative, esp compared with some of his other works. However, the amount of detail and material makes it difficult to read and take in. When the assault kicks off, Col Glantz does a good job of telling just what the Soviet defenses did to the German assaults.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you are looking into a more narrative war book or a general history of Kursk, this might not be the first book I would grab.
Glantz is also known as an opponent of Viktor Suvorov’s thesis, which he endeavored to rebut with the book Stumbling Colossus. No decent WW2 library would be complete without this book.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book itself was well presented and the photos were excellent. Jul 02, ‘Aussie Rick’ rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Now this on the other hand is more like your typical classroom textbook; full of endless point-by-point information. The author states that both Guderian and Von Manstein urged Hitler to cancel the operation.
Kurxk you love those types of operational histories, dive in, but many readers can focus on the introductory chapters, the conclusion, and skim the rest.
The battle at Kursk was a horrific and bloody g,antz on the eastern front in the Second World War. Mar 11, Philip Kuhn rated it liked it. In the meantime, Bakharov brought his second echelon th Tank Brigade and 36th Guards Tank Regiment forward and placed them in defensive positions to the rear, where they could either defend or exploit on 13 July.
Want to Read saving…. Glantz is founder and former director of the U. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from to Barbarossa Frank Ellis. Bortom varje rimligt tvivel Malin Persson Giolito 58 kr.
Mar 10, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. If you want a great read to gain a strategic picture of Kursk, this is your book.
Bortom varje rimligt tvivel Malin Persson Giolito. When you realise that in places kursj Russians had defenses which literally extended over seven miles you begin to graps the enormity of this battle The result being that the German advance was halted, in spite of Soviet casualties exceeding German by as much as 4 to 1. Even with such kufsk, the Germans very nearly broke through the Russian defenses.
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