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Hitler Versus Stalin – The Eastern Front 1943-1944, Kursk to Bagration

By Nik Cornish
Comments: Softcover, 160 pages, black-and-white photos

ISBN: 9-781473-861701

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Pen & Sword

From the publisher: The third volume in Nik Cornish’s photographic history of World War II on the Eastern Front records the sequence of Red Army offensives that pushed the Wehrmacht back across Russia after the failure of Operation Citadel, the German attack at Kursk. Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the buildup to the Kursk battle and the enormous cost in lives and materiel. They also show the shift in the balance of power as the Soviet seized the initiative on the Eastern Front, with the Germans on the defensive and in retreat. Subsequent chapters chronicle the hard-fought and bloody German withdrawal across western Russia and Ukraine, recalling the Red Army’s liberation of occupied Soviet territory, the recovery of key cities like Orel, Kharkov, and Kiev, the raising of the siege of Leningrad, and the advance to the borders of the Baltic states. Photographs track the sequence of events on the ground, showing the equipment and weapons used by both sides, the living conditions experienced by the troops, the actions of the Soviet partisans, the fight against the Finns in the north, the massive logistical organization behind the front lines, and the devastation the war left in its wake.

FSM says: A “boots on the ground” account provides valuable visual information to figure modelers as photos show a variety of uniforms and combat units.


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