[Pdf/E–book] Armor and Blood


A very solid engaging and informative history of the battle of Kursk Showalter s best work is in the beginning and the end of the book He does reat work in putting the battle into context both before and after and paints a strong picture of Kursk as the turning point in the East The story is told at the Corps Army and Division levels but Showalter does not neglect the experience of the individual soldiers both behind the lines and in battleThe core of the book covers the week of July 5 12 The detail of t I wasn t in battleThe core of the book covers the week of July 5 12 The detail of t I wasn t familiar with. 12 The detail of t I wasn t familiar with. of America’s most distinguished military historians offers the definitive account of the reatest tank battle of World War II an epic clash of machines and men that matched the indomitable will of the Soviet Red Army against the awesome might of the Nazi Wehrmacht   While the Battle of Kursk has long captivated World War II aficionados it has been unjustly overlooked by historians Drawing on the masses of new information made available by the opening of the Russian military archives Dennis Showalter at last corrects that error This battle was the critical turning point on World War II’s Eastern Front In the aftermath of the Red Army’s brutal repulse of the Germans at Stalingrad the stakes could not have been higher More than three million men and eight thousand tanks met in the heart of the Soviet Union some four hundred miles south of Moscow in an encounter that both sides knew would reshape the war The adversaries were at the peak of their respective powers On both sides the enerals and the dictators they served were were at the peak of their respective powers On both sides the The Debt Millionaire: Most People Will Never Build Real Wealth; Now You Can Be One of the Few Who Do generals and the dictators they served were agreement on where why and how to fight The result was a furious deathrapple between two of histo. Armor and BloodThe Battle of Kursk besides hearing about it being THE BIGGEST TANK BATTLE IN HISTORY THIS BOOK WAS biggest tank battle in history This book was reat overview and it being the biggest tank battle in history This book was a reat overview and views from Army Corps Division all the way down to battalion and company level I d like to read the Glantz book on Kursk which the author mentions and references in this book But overall a ood read with a lot of information that wouldn t be overwhelming to someone unfamiliar with military history The event that signaled the end for the German war machine s The event that signaled the end for the German war machine s capability of WW2 after being halted and th. Ry’s most formidable fighting forces a battle that might possibly have been the reatest of all time   In Armor and Blood Showalter re creates every aspect of this dramatic struggle He offers expert perspective on strategy and tactics at the highest levels from the halls of power in Moscow and Berlin to the battlefield command posts on both sides But it is the author’s exploration of the human dimension of ard combat that truly distinguishes this book In the classic tradition of John Keegan’s The Face of Battle Showalter’s narrative crackles with insight into the uniue dynamics of tank warfare its effect on men’s minds as well as their bodies Scrupulously researched exhaustively documented and vividly illustrated this book is a chilling testament to man’s ability to build and to destroy   When the dust settled the field at Kursk was nothing than a wasteland of steel carcasses dead soldiers and smoking debris The Soviet victory ended German hopes of restoring their position on the Eastern Front and put the Red Army on the road to Berlin Armor and Blood presents readers with what will likely be the authoritative study En turned around at Stalingrad Impossible to imagine the scale of the destruction Could have been uite ood but a lack of reference maps severely restricts the enjoyment He talks about Russian sites as if everyone knows them The book oes into impressive He talks about Russian sites as if everyone knows them The book منابت الريح goes into impressive on units and capabilities but there is always a balance between amount of detail and enjoyable reading This book has a bit too much detail and in combination with the lack of maps it makes reading laboriousI learned a lot I didn t know but was not sorry when the book was over. F Kursk for decades to comeAdvance praise for Armor and Blood  “The size and the brutality of the vast tank battle at Kursk appalls this struggle thatives an especially dark meaning to that shopworn phrase ‘last full measure’ Prepare yourself for A WILD AND FEVERISH RIDE OVER THE STEPPES OF wild and feverish ride over the steppes of You can have no better uide than Dennis E Showalter who speaks with an authority eualed by few military historians” Robert Cowley founding editor of MH The uarterly Journal of Military History  “A fresh skillful and complete synthesis of recent revelations about this famous battle As a myth buster Armor and Blood is a must read for those interested in eneral and military history” David M Glantz editor of The Journal of Slavic Military Studies“Refreshingly crisp pointed prose Throughout Showalter demonstrates his adeptness at interweaving discussions of big picture strategy with interesting revelations and anecdotes Showalter does his best work by keeping his sights set firmly on the battle at hand while also parsing the conflict for developments that would have far reaching conseuences for the war” Publishers Weekly. .


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