HITLER VERSUS STALIN: The Eastern Front 1943 - 1944 -- Kursk to Bagration:Images of War Series
Next in the 'Images' series and the third volume in Nik Cornish's photographic history of the Eastern Front in WWII.
Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the build-up to the Kursk battle and the enormous cost in terms of lives and material of the battle itself. They also show that the military initiative was now firmly in Soviet hands, for the balance of power on the Eastern Front had shifted and the Germans were on the defensive and in retreat.
Subsequent chapters chronicle the hard-fought and bloody German withdrawal across western Russia and the Ukraine, recording 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.
Not only do the photographs track the sequence of events on the ground, they also show 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.
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