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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Last Citadel for describing women
bomber flyers known as "Black Witches," Soviet women partisans,
the Russian TU-34 tanks: the best designed tank of WWII,
sloped armor, diesel powered, easy to build, maintain,
and fix, 76mm gun, 4 person crew, wide treads, fast.

Last Citadel
A Novel of the Battle of Kursk
By David Robbins

Last Citadel (2003) - 525 pages
Last Citadel at Amazon.com

Kursk: In July of 1943, two million men clashed
in the largest battle that mankind has ever seen.

One nation taking a desperate gamble of war.
Another fighting for survival.

Two armies locked in a bloody cataclysm that will decide history.

David L. Robbins has won widespread acclaim for his powerful and splendidly researched novels of World War II. Now he casts his brilliant vision on one of the most terrifying - and most crucial - battles of the war: the Battle of Kursk, Hitler's desperate gamble to defeat Russia, in the final German offensive on the eastern front.

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 forces 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, Last Citadel propels us into the claustrophobic confines of a tank in combat across the smoking charnel of one of history's greatest battlefields.

7-13-19 Kursk WW2: Why Russia is still fighting world's biggest tank battle
Winning the biggest tank battle in history - against Nazi Germany at Kursk in 1943 - remains a great source of pride for Russians. So it is not surprising that Russian officials have lashed out at Western historians for questioning the Red Army's mastery of the battlefield. For decades Russians have seen no reason to doubt Soviet military historians, who portrayed the Battle of Prokhorovka on 12 July 1943 as a turning-point, where the Red Army seized the initiative, then rolled back the Nazi armour. The wider Battle of Kursk - from 5 July to 23 August 1943 - was indeed a turning-point in World War Two. Soviet forces thwarted a huge Nazi counter-attack, after Adolf Hitler's troops had suffered a colossal defeat at Stalingrad in the winter of 1942-43. But recently a British historian, Ben Wheatley, analysed German Luftwaffe aerial photos of the Prokhorovka battlefield, taken on 14-16 July, when the area was still in German hands. The photos were found in the US National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Wheatley's assessment, backed by detailed study of battle reports and historical archives, is that on 12 July the Germans lost just five Panzer IV tanks at Prokhorovka, but decimated "kamikaze" Soviet tank formations, turning more than 200 Soviet tanks into smouldering wrecks. He writes that dozens of Soviet T-34 tanks tumbled into an anti-tank ditch 4.5m (15ft) deep, dug by Soviet infantry, and when the Red Army realised its mistake other T-34s started queuing up to cross a bridge. German tanks were easily able to pick them off at the bridge. Wheatley and a German military historian, Karl-Heinz Frieser, were cited in a feature in the German daily Die Welt, which hit a Russian raw nerve. (Webmaster's comment: Bottom line: Kursk was the last gasp of the evil Nazis. From there Russian killed tens of thousands of Nazis all the way back to Berlin! And along the way freed all those who remained alive in the German death camps.)

Last Citadel
A Novel of the Battle of Kursk
By David Robbins

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Last Citadel for describing women
bomber flyers known as "Black Witches," Soviet women partisans,
the Russian TU-34 tanks: the best designed tank of WWII,
sloped armor, diesel powered, easy to build, maintain,
and fix, 76mm gun, 4 person crew, wide treads, fast.