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The battle of the tanks : Kursk, 1943, Lloyd Clark

Label
The battle of the tanks : Kursk, 1943
Title
The battle of the tanks
Title remainder
Kursk, 1943
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Clark
Title variation
Kursk, 1943
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On July 5, 1943, the greatest land battle in history began when Nazi and Red Army forces clashed near the town of Kursk, on the western border of the Soviet Union. Code named "Operation Citadel," the German offensive would cut through the bulge in the eastern front that had been created following Germany's retreat at the battle of Stalingrad. But the Soviets, well-informed about Germany's plans through their network of spies, had months to prepare. Two million men supported by 6,000 tanks, 35,000 guns, and 5,000 aircraft convened in Kursk for an epic confrontation that was one of the most important military engagements in history, the epitome of "total war." It was also one of the most bloody, and despite suffering seven times more casualties, the Soviets won a decisive victory that became a turning point in the war. With unprecedented access to the journals and testimonials of the officers, soldiers, political leaders, and citizens who lived through it, "The Battle of the Tanks" is the definitive account of an epic showdown that changed the course of history
Cataloging source
IEB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Lloyd
Dewey number
940.54/21735
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D764.3.K8
LC item number
C53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kursk, Battle of, Russia, 1943
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The battle of the tanks : Kursk, 1943, Lloyd Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London, Great Britain : Headline Review, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-447) and index
Contents
The origins of annihilation I : Germany and the Germans, 1918-41 -- The origins of annihilation II : the Soviet Union and the Soviets, 1918-41 -- Invasion : Barbarossa, December 1940-September 1941 -- Heading south : Moscow to Stalingrad, October 1941-early February 1943 -- Uneasy calm : Zitadelle preliminaries, February-July 1943 -- Breaking in : Zitadelle launched, 5 July -- Breaking through : Zitadelle, 6-8 July -- Anticipation : Zitadelle, 9-11 July -- Finale : Zitadelle, 12 July and after
Control code
ocn758376332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 468 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802119087
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)758376332
Label
The battle of the tanks : Kursk, 1943, Lloyd Clark
Publication
Note
Originally published: London, Great Britain : Headline Review, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-447) and index
Contents
The origins of annihilation I : Germany and the Germans, 1918-41 -- The origins of annihilation II : the Soviet Union and the Soviets, 1918-41 -- Invasion : Barbarossa, December 1940-September 1941 -- Heading south : Moscow to Stalingrad, October 1941-early February 1943 -- Uneasy calm : Zitadelle preliminaries, February-July 1943 -- Breaking in : Zitadelle launched, 5 July -- Breaking through : Zitadelle, 6-8 July -- Anticipation : Zitadelle, 9-11 July -- Finale : Zitadelle, 12 July and after
Control code
ocn758376332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 468 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802119087
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)758376332

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