The greatest tank battle in history opened during the early hours of July 5, 1943. It was to decide the outcome of the war on the Eastern Front. With Battle of Kursk 1943, Hans Seidler has created an illustrated account of this savage clash of attrition.
Unlike many pictorial accounts, Battle of Kursk 1943 draws upon both German and Russian photographs, all rare and previously unpublished. The images convey the scale, intensity and horror of the fighting, as the Germans tried in vain to breach the Soviet defenses. The battle climaxed at the village of Prokhorovka, which involved some 1,000 tanks facing each other at point-blank range.
This collection captures the decisive engagement that ended the myth of German invincibility.
Softcover Book : 160 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Ltd. ( August 01, 2011 )
Item #: 13-445855
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.75 inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
The Battle of Kursk included the largest tank battle in history. It must also have included the largest deployment of combat photographers -- both German and Russian. This book is a fine collection of photographs from the German side, many of them previously unpublished.
Reviewer: Andy R
If you looking for a book short on words but long of rarely seen or previously unpublished photos of the Kursk battle, this is the book for you. View the battle thru the eyes of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS in chronological order as the battle occurred.