Citadel: The Battle of Kursk - Robin CrossMichael O'Mara, 1994, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine with rubbing to the tail. Text complete, clean and tight. A good copy.
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “Citadel is the greatest armoured clash in the history of the world and the decisive battle of World War II — the last great German offensive on the Eastern front. Its aim was to claw back the initiative after the surrender of the Sixth Army at Stalingrad in January 1943. Vast armies were engaged, and the titanic air battles included the most costly single day of aerial warfare of all time. This was the battle of Kursk which Hitler confessed made his ‘stomach turn over’.
In Citadel, author Robin Cross provides a detailed picture of the Battle of Kursk, from the strategic tug-of-war waged within both high commands to the first-hand experiences of the troops on the ground and those in the air. The battle is placed firmly within the wider strategic context of the spring and summer of 1943, a time when Hitler and Stalin were taking decisions which would decide the course of the war and the peace which followed.”