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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Return to Book Page. Preview — Demolishing the Myth promhorovka Valeriy Zamulin. An Operational Narrative by Valeriy Zamulin. A groundbreaking book when first published in Russia innow Valeriy Zamulin’s study of the crucible of combat during the titanic clash at Kursk – the fighting at Prokhorovka – is available in English.
A former staff member of the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum, Zamulin has dedicated years of his life to the study of the battle of Kursk, and especially the fight A groundbreaking book when first published in Russia innow Valeriy Zamulin’s study of the crucible of combat during the titanic clash at Kursk – the fighting at Prokhorovka – is available in English.
A former staff member of the Bagtle Battlefield State Museum, Zamulin has dedicated years of his life to the study of the battle of Kursk, and especially the fighting on its southern flank involving the famous attack of the II SS Panzer Corps into the teeth of deeply-echeloned Red Army defenses.
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 demopishing controversial clash at Prokhorovka on 12 July 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.
Zamulin has the advantage of living in Prokhorovka, prokhodovka he has walked the ground of the battlefield many times and has an intimate knowledge of the terrain. Examining the battle from primarily the Soviet side, Zamulin reveals the real costs and real achievements of the Red Army at Kursk, and especially Prokhorovka.
He examines mistaken deployments and faulty decisions that hampered the Voronezh Front’s efforts to contain the Fourth Panzer Army’s assault, and the valiant, self-sacrificial fighting of the Red Army’s soldiers and junior officers as they sought to slow the German advance, and then crush the II SS Panzer Corps with a heavy counterattack at Prokhorovka on 12 July. The combat on this day receives particular scrutiny, as Zamulin works to clarify the relative size of the contending forces, the actual area of this battle, and the costs suffered by both sides.
The costs to General P. 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. Illustrated with numerous maps and photographs including present-day views of the battlefieldand supplemented with extensive tables of data, Zamulin’s book is an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on the battle of Kursk, and further demolishes many of the myths and legends that grew up around this battle.
Glantz “Zamulin’s painstaking analysis definitively establishes the Soviet counterattack at Prokhorovka as the decisive event in the Battle of Kursk, and pprokhorovka turning point in the development of the Red Army.
Comprehensive scholarship and convincing reasoning, enhanced by an excellent translation, place this work on a level with the best of David Glantz. Zamulin analyses the real costs and achievements of the Red Army at Kursk, and especially Prokhorovka 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 Zamulin is to be congratulated on writing demolisihng highly convincing and thorough analysis of the tank battle at Prokhorovka.
By doing so, he indeed demolishes many of the myths that surround that pivotal engagement Zamulin has written a book that will be the standard on the Prokhorovka battle for many years to come. Scrupulously researched and supplemented by a number of excellent maps and photographs, this work will intrigue and inform serious students of the Eastern Front for years to come.
Harrison, The Russian Review “It is very difficult to do justice to the level of detail provided in this study While the casual reader may find the length of the narrative rather daunting, the specialist interested in the history of armored warfare and the Great Patriotic War will delight in it.
Demolishing the Myth, The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka Kursk, July 1943
Yet the significance of this work goes further; it provides a genuine, brave, and honest corrective to the Soviet historiography on the Red Army’s efforts at the Battle of Kursk. 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.
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While the book itself is well written there are some glaring flaws. One is absolutly attrocious maps. They are broken down to small parts. While this gives you excellent overview of details what I miss is bigger map of Belgorod-Prokhoro Finally a book about Kursk battle from Soviet side! While this gives you excellent overview of details what I miss is bigger map of Belgorod-Prokhorovka area so one can get the feel of the entire battle. Another are some smaller editing errors TK and DR divisions get switched, points are wrong described in text.
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. From time to time both sides’ AF are mentioned in passing e.
In the end at least a daily breakdown of activity, losses and ordnance used would be great plus some analysis of their performance. I understand Zamulin is mostly concerned with ground battle but that can’t be seen in isolation. These mistakes shouldn’t detract from overall quality of the book. If you are interested in this battle and wish to see more detailed analysis of Soviet performance as opposed to traditional German read it. Jun 26, Lee marked it as to-read.
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