By Geoffrey Jukes
The epic battles fought at Stalingrad and Kursk have been pivotal occasions within the struggle at the jap entrance. After the catastrophic failure of the German offensives of 1942 and 1943, the Wehrmacht was once pressured onto the protective. by no means back wouldn't it regain the initiative opposed to the possible inexhaustible forces of the crimson military. yet how did this decisive shift within the stability of army strength at the jap entrance happen? this question has intrigued historians ever considering the fact that. during this unique and thought-provoking new examine Geoffrey Jukes reconstructs Soviet technique and operations at Stalingrad and Kursk in bright element. He seems backstage on the workings of the Soviet excessive command, on the roles performed by way of the critical crimson military generals, and on the overriding impact of Stalin himself.