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KURSK, THE BATTLE OF PROKHOROVKA

Christopher Lawrence

Aberdeen Books, Sheridan CO, 2015, 1651 pgs., index, illustrations, many full maps, 32 German aerial reconnaissance photos, 29 Soviet General Staff maps in full fold out format, appendices, bibliography, tables, charts, statistics

 
 

This is an incredible publishing event, 32 years in preparation by the author and team that had special access to Soviet Military Archives and interviews with Soviet veterans and historians. Plus he made full use of the captured German archives and those in Germany. The content is limited to a deep analysis of the southern front during the battle around Kursk, but it includes also the air war, not usually included in books. Well there are no similar books, and most rely on copying each other.

 
 

Forward - Niklas Zetterling

 
 

Preface - Kursk Data Base

 
 

Prologue

 
 

Chapter One - Preparing for the Show down

 
 

Chapter Two - The Soviets Prepare

 
 

Chapter Three - The Armies Line up

 
 

Chapter Four - The Battle Plans

 
 

Chapter Five - The Germans Move up 1-4 July 1943

 
 

Chapter Six - The Air War up through 7 July

 
 

Chapter Seven - Breaching the First Line - 5 July

 
 

Chapter Eight - Exploiting the Breakthrough 6 July

 
 

Chapter Nine - Attacking the Second Defensive Line 7 July

 
 

Chapter Ten - The Air War continues 8 - 9 July

 
 

Chapter Eleven - The Advance Continues 8 July

 
 

Chapter Twelve - The XLVIII Panzer Corps Heads West 9 - 11 July

 
 

Chapter Thirteen - The Advance to Prokhorovka 9 - 12 July

 
 

Chapter Fourteen - A lewss Inrense Air War Continues 10 -18 July

 
 

Chapter Fifteen - The Soviet Counter attacks against the Left Wing - 12 July

 
 

Chapter Sixteen - The Battle of Prokhovoroka 12 July

 
 

Chapter Seventeen - SS Panzer Corps Attack Stalls - 13 July

 
 

Chapter Eighteen - Soviet Counter attacks against the Right Wing 12 - 13 July

 
 

Chapter Nineteen - Aftermath of Prokhorovka 13 July

 
 

Chapter Twenty - The Battle of Tolstoye Woods 13-15 July

 
 

Chapter Twenty-one - Clearing up the Donets Triangle 14 -1 5 July

 
 

Chapter Twenty -two - The Battlefield is Quiet 16-17 july

 
 

Chapter Twenty-three - The German Withdrawal - 18-24 July

 
 

Chapter Twenty-four - Post Mortem

 
 

Chapter Twenth-five - The Soviet Offensives on Belgorod and Kharkhov 3 - 23 August

 
 

Chapter Twenty-six - Through Kiev to Berlin

 
 

Chapter Twenty-seven - The Collapse of National Socialism and Communism

 
 

Appendix I - German and Soviet Terminology

 
 

Appendix II - What if the Germans had attacked in May?

 
 

Appendix III - Statistics and Analysis of the Battle

 
 

Appendix IV - Air Campaign Statistics

 
 

Appendix V - The German Commanders

 
 

Appendix VI - The Soviet Commanders

 
 

Appendix VII - A History of the Histories

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

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