The Club Library is an open resource for all Club Members. All the books listed are available for general reading or as an aid to modelling research. Any Member can borrow any amount of the listed books — just email the Club Secretary with a list of the titles required and you can either collect from the Secretary’s home address or at the next Club meeting.
Jagdwaffe Volume 4 Section 3: The War in Russia: November 1942 - December 1943
Defeat in North Africa and the disastrous loss of Sixth Army at Stalingrad were undoubtedly huge blows to the Wehrmacht, but the most critical battle of 1943 was fought at Kursk. In the spring of 1943, the Russian front bulged into the German lines between Kharkov and Orel. Here, in July, German forces tried to regain the initiative on the Russian Front by a planned attack to pinch off this salient and straighten the front, but forewarned, the Soviets absorbed the German thrust and counterattack. The climax to this titanic clash of forces was the battle at Kursk, scene of the largest tank battle in history, where German land forces were defeated and forced to retreat in the face of an unstoppable Soviet counterattack. Is it against this background that in this 96-page tile, Christer Bergstrom, an acknowledged expert on the air-war in Russia, describes the activities of the Luftwaffe's fighter-force in its battles over the Russian Front.
Christer Bergstrom with Martin Pegg
ISBN 1 903223 36 9