Kursk 1943

The Greatest Battle of the Second World War

Roman Toeppel

The Battle of Kursk was one of the greatest battles in history. Based on primary sources, this book provides entirely new insights about the famous battle.
Publication date:
August 2018
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Modern Military History
Illustration :
32 b/w photos, 8 colour maps, 2 tables
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ISBN : 9781912390038

Dimensions : 234 X 156 mm
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• Both the German and the Soviet side are equally taken into account
• The book provides entirely new facts
• Unlike other authors, Roman Toeppel only uses primary sources from German and Russian archives as basis of his account, not post-war recollections and memoirs
• The book contains some rare photographs and maps that illustrate the new findings

The Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943 was one of the greatest battles in military history involving more than 3 million soldiers, 10,000 tanks and 8,000 aircraft. While many books have been written on this allegedly most decisive battle of the Second World War, many legends live on, above all because of misleading information that recur in most publications - even in the most recent ones. Based on almost 20 years of research reassessing the primary sources, Roman Toeppel sheds light on the phase of decision-making, the preparations and the development of the battle in an engaging style that grips the reader's attention from the first page on. The author concentrates on little-known developments and events leading the reader to astonishing results. He also gives entirely new insights into the historiographic appraisal of this battle, putting thoroughly researched facts against erroneous popular beliefs, myths and legends that have been passed down among historians for generations.


This should not be the only book you read about Kursk, but it should be the first book you read about Kursk.
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