A groundbreaking book when first published in Russia in , now Valeriy Zamulin’s study of the crucible of combat during the titanic clash at Kursk – the. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Martijn Lak and others published Demolishing the Myth. The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July An. Demolishing the Myth has 49 ratings and 2 reviews. Luka said: Finally a book about Kursk battle from Soviet side! Book concentrates on epic clash on

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A product of five years of intense research into the once-secret Central Archives of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Zamulin lays out in enormous detail the plans and tactics of both sides, culminating in the famous and controversial clash at Prokhorovka on 12 July In the end at least a daily breakdown of activity, losses and ordnance used would be great plus some analysis of their performance. One demoilshing absolutly attrocious maps. Books by Valeriy Zamulin.

Return to Book Page. In particular, Zamulin has examined and, in tremendous detail, presented the crucial events occurring between July 4th and the 17th on the southern facing of the Kursk Bulge – where the Red Army’s Voronezh and Steppe Front’s defeated the best efforts of Germany’s Army Group South to meet Ddmolishing Citadel’s primary or secondary goals. Comprehensive scholarship and convincing reasoning, enhanced by prokhorovkq excellent translation, place this work on a level with the best of David Glantz.

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Vance rated it it was amazing Aug 29, Using an overwhelming and stunning amount of sources, both from German and especially Russian archives as well as from participants in the battle and secondary literature, he paints a vivid and often horrifying picture of the events that occurred Carey W Mavor jr rated it it was amazing May 15, Open Preview See a Problem?


Finally, the book approaches the topic as a true operational history also featuring detailed first person accounts and studiously examining lessons learned; all while providing balanced and well reasoned insight helping the reader to understand how and why events unfolded as they did.

The publisher, Helion, is to be congratulated for making it available to an English-speaking audience, not least of all given the excellent maps and photographic material which are included. James rated it really liked it Oct 01, Zamulin assigns blame where he feels blame lies so Soviet commanders don’t get a free pass.

I hope the maps are good.

Demolishing the Myth: The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative

Hardcoverpages. If you are interested in this battle and wish to see more detailed analysis of Soviet performance as opposed to traditional German read it.

As such, this reviewer does not hesitate to recommend for this website’s readers Demolishing the Myth: In and of itself this represents a monumental achievement, as reconstructing such a narrative involved researching actions taken and decisions made by a whole host of leaders on each side of the lines; as well as the placement and movement of a dizzying array of army’s, operational groups, corps, even down to the smallest tactical units.

Ray Packham rated it really liked it Sep 30, Zamulin has the advantage of living in Prokhorovka, so he has walked the ground of the battlefield many times and has an intimate knowledge of the terrain.

Zamulin has written a book that will be the standard on the Prokhorovka battle for many years to come. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

Get the latest updates by adding the RSS feed link to your favorite news reader: Glantz “Zamulin’s painstaking analysis definitively establishes the Soviet counterattack at Prokhorovka as the decisive event in the Battle of Kursk, and a turning point in the development of dekolishing Red Army. Tim Mercer rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Oct 27, Luka Novak rated it really liked it Shelves: An Operational Narrative Valeriy Zamulin has painstakingly researched and investigated a wealth of primary sources to produce perhaps the most accurate look yet at why and how the German offensive deolishing to meet its objectives.

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Pat Gang rated it really liked it Feb 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ask other readers questions about Demolishing the Mythplease sign up. Post new comment Your name. Michael Byrne rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Chris rated it really liked it Apr 18, He examines mistaken deployments and faulty decisions that hampered the Voronezh Front’s efforts to contain the Fourth Panzer Army’s demoishing, and the valiant, self-sacrificial fighting of the Red Army’s soldiers and junior officers as they sought to slow prokhrovka German advance, and then crush the II SS Panzer Corps with a heavy counterattack at Prokhorovka on 12 July.

What I consider most serious flaw is that while the book ends with good analysis of Soviet performance and losses there is virtually no mention of air forces. Another are some smaller editing errors TK and DR divisions get switched, points demo,ishing wrong described in text.

Zamulin skillfully weaves reminiscences of Red Army and Wehrmacht soldiers and officers into the narrative of the fighting, using in part files belonging to the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum. Want to Read saving…. Zamulin describes how the Soviet High Command and the Voronezh Front had to cobble together quickly a defense of this line with already battered units, but needed to reinforce it with fresh formations at the expense of the counterstroke at Prokhorovka.