Nazi Waterloo, the Battle of Kursk, July 1943.
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CARLISLE BARRACKS United States
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POSSIBLE, THE Russian point of view is taken by use of Soviet references. The Germans violated two principles of war they lacked surprise and sufficient combat power. The Red Army defeated the Wehrmacht at a place and time chosen by the German and at a scale that dwarfed any other action in Europe during the Second World War. Kursk marked the Nazi Waterloo and turned the tide of the war. Lessons learned, true in either nuclear or conventional war, are offered. Through them, the reader should be able to assess the Red Army but most importantly learn to never underestimate the Soviet.