In the Shadow of Zitadelle

The Battles on the Mius Front 1943

Alexei Isaev

In the summer of 1943, in an enormous strategic offensive overshadowed in Western literature by Operation Citadel, the Soviets launched a successful attack that penetrated the German defences on the Mius Front. This overlooked operation is described in detail by Alexei Isaev.
Publication date:
September 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Stuart Britton
Language:
English
Illustration :
60 b/w photos, 3 b/w maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781912390083

Dimensions : 245 X 170 mm
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Overview
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• Coverage of an overlooked but major offensive on the Eastern Front, overshadowed by the Kursk Offensive
• Includes many previously unpublished photographs

The Mius Front was a strong defensive line created by the Germans in the autumn of 1941 along the river of the same name. The area was the scene of fierce fighting through much of the winter, spring and summer of 1941-42, as the Soviets attempted to break through, albeit unsuccessfully. However, in the summer of 1943, in an enormous strategic offensive overshadowed in Western literature by Operation Citadel, the Soviets launched a successful attack that penetrated the German defences. This overlooked operation is described in detail by Alexei Isaev, using both Russian and German sources. The text is supported by a large number of photographs of the armoured forces involved, as well as specially commissioned maps.