Author(s): Anthony Tucker-Jones
In 1943, as war raged along the Eastern Front, the German forces attempted to push further east in the brutal Operation Citadel, which saw one of the largest armoured clashes in history in the Battle of Prokhorovka. Countered by two Soviet attacks, this battle saw the tide turn on the Eastern Front. For the first time a German offensive was halted in its tracks and the Soviets ended the conflict as the decisive victors. With a loss of over 200,000 men on both sides, and countless material, this two-month offensive was one of the most costly of the war. In this dramatic new study, Anthony Tucker-Jones reassesses this decisive tank battle through the eyes of those who fought, using newly translated first-person accounts. This is one volume that no military historian should be without.