Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth, gilt, xv, 485 pages, maps; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. "The battle of Kursk, fought in the summer of 1943, involved six thousand German and Soviet armored vehicles, making it the biggest tank battle of all time and possibly the largest battle of any kind. Students of military history have long recognized the importance of Kursk, also known as "Operation Citadel, " and there have been several serious studies of the battle. Yet, the German view of the battle has been largely ignored. After the war, U.S. Army Intelligence officers gathered German commanders' post-war reports of the battle. Due, in part, to poor translations done after the war, these important documents have been overlooked by World War II historians. Steven H. Newton has collected, translated, and edited these accounts, including reports made by the Chiefs of Staff of Army Group South and the Fourth Panzer Army, and by the Army Group Center Operations Officer. As a result, a new and unprecedented picture of German strategy and operations is made available. The translated staff reports are supplemented by Newton's commentary and original research, which challenges a number of widely accepted ideas about this pivotal battle. / Steven H. Newton is Professor of History at Delaware State University. His previous books on World War II include Kursk: The German View and Retreat from Leningrad."-Publisher. CONTENTS: Operation Citadel overview, by Theodor Busse; Armeeabteilung Kempf, by Erhard Rus; Fourth Panzer Army, by Friedrich Fangohr; Ninth Army and Second Panzer Army, by Peter von der Groeben; Luftflotte Six, by Friedrich Kless; Luftflotte Four, by Hans Seidemann; Railroad transportation, by Hermann Teske; XXXV Corps, east of Orel, by Lothar Rendulic; XX Corps in defensive fighting, August-October 1943, by Rudolf Freiherr von Roman; XI Corps in the battles for Belgorod and Kharkov, by Erhard Raus; Sixth Army defends the Mius River line, by Martin Francke; Operation Citadel: an analysis of its critical aspects, by Steven H. Newton.
New in new dust jacket. NEW, Hardcover edition as pictured. ISBN 0306811502. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 485 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade. NEW, Hardcover edition as pictured. ISBN 0306811502
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