Tries to put human interest into a huge slugfest/massacre; pretty tall order.
I liked this book in that it captured the points of view of both sides, in this the greatest of all tank battles. Kursk. I was also surprised that one of the main characters is a Spaniard fighting with the Waffen-SS.
A great read with gritty characters and a great storyline. If you liked War of the Rats, and End of War, you'll enjoy this one too.
The defining battle between Russian and Germany during WWII. The characters are realistic and the journey is non-stop. A definite must read for any WWII buff.
Spring 1943. In the west, Germany strengthens its choke hold on France. To the south, an Allied Invasion looms. But the greatest threat to Hitler's dream of a Thousand Year Reich lies east, where his forced are pitted in a death match with a Russian enemy willing to pay any price to defend the motherland. Hitler rolls the dice, hurling his best SS forces and his fearsome new weapon, the Mark VI Tiger tank, in a last-ditch summer offensive, code-named Citadel.
A remarkable story of men and arms, loyalty and betrayal. This story propels us into the claustrophoic confines of a tank in combat and across the smoking charnel of one of history's greatest battlefields.