The Soviet Reconquest of Central Ukraine, 1943

Retribution cover


From critically acclaimed Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar comes this paperback edition of his detailed and engrossing account of the World War II's Eastern Front as German forces were driven back following the Battle of Kursk.

Making use of the extensive memoirs of German and Russian soldiers to bring this story to life, Retribution follows on from On A Knife's Edge, which described the encirclement and destruction of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad and the offensives and counter­offensives that followed throughout the winter of 1942–43.

Beginning towards the end of the Battle of Kursk, Retribution tells the story of the massive Soviet offensive that followed the end of Operation Zitadelle, which saw depleted and desperate German troops forced out of Western Ukraine. This title describes in detail the little-known series of near-constant battles that saw a weakened German army confronted by a tactically sophisticated force of over six million Soviet troops.

As a result, the Wehrmacht was driven back to the Dnepr and German forces remaining in the Kuban Peninsula south of Rostov were forced back into the Crimea, a retreat which would become one of many in the months that followed.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Author's Note
Dramatis Personae

1 Summer 1943: The Decisive Shift
2 The Mius
3 Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev
4 Akhtyrka and Bogodukhov
5 Kharkov
6 Attrition: From the Mius and Donets to the Dnepr
7 The Dnepr Bridgeheads
8 Krivoy Rog
9 Kiev and Zhitomir
10 Year's End
11 A Year of Decision


Product details

Published Oct 31 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 480
ISBN 9781472835314
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 16pp plate section in b&w
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Prit Buttar

Prit Buttar studied medicine at Oxford and London…


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