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Irish Marine17 May 2004 7:09 a.m. PST

I would like to read more about this battle, what books give a good account of the battle from both sides?

Pictors Studio17 May 2004 7:37 a.m. PST

Paul Carrell's Scorched Earth does a pretty good job covering it although there is a German bias in his work.

It is a good read though.

SgtPerry17 May 2004 7:43 a.m. PST

The Battle of Kursk - David M. Glantz, Jonathan M. House

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2004 7:46 a.m. PST

There is a novel just out in paperback "Last Citadel" by David L. Robbins. I'm thru the first 160 pages and have enjoyed it so far (it has a Russian bias).

mlicari17 May 2004 8:02 a.m. PST

There is a wealth of information on this battle. I have reviewed much of it on my book reviews webpage.

SgtPerry's suggestion of "The Battle of Kursk" by Glantz and House is seconded.

Enjoy the reviews!


Trailbook17 May 2004 8:09 a.m. PST

If you can find a copy, "The Tigers are Burning" by Martin Caidin is a good read on Kursk. It is circa 1975 so a copy outside of a used book seller may be hard to come by.

Frontovik17 May 2004 8:09 a.m. PST

It's specifically about Soviet Defensive tactics but the CSI report here is quite good.


All the stuff on there is well worth reading.

basileus6617 May 2004 9:44 a.m. PST


I've enjoyed your reviews a lot!


PS: will you actualize your webpage from time to time?

mlicari17 May 2004 10:18 a.m. PST

basileus66: "actualize"? Does that mean "update"? If so, then I do it every once and a while. Unfortunately, not regularly, but I do it every couple of months.

Trailbook: Caidin's book, unfortunately, can not be recommended as history. It's a GREAT action-packed read, but it's incorrect and mostly myth.

I second the CSI webpage. Fantastic stuff there.


RexMcL17 May 2004 2:53 p.m. PST

"Citadele: the Battle of Kursk" was a good book. I can't remember the author off hand.

mlicari17 May 2004 7:54 p.m. PST

BobChinook: that would be by Robin Cross. It's a good read, although it is outclassed by the one by Glantz and House.


basileus6618 May 2004 2:36 a.m. PST


Yes. I meant "update" (blushing fiercely)... Ooops.

Good reviews anyway.

mlicari18 May 2004 8:09 a.m. PST


No problem! Glad you enjoyed the site.


Need New Name30 May 2004 8:27 p.m. PST

There are 2 books which you should get. 1) is Glantz/House (Russian emphasis), & the other by Newton (for German information). These two are the essential books for this subject.

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