Operation Zitadelle - the attempt to eliminate the Kursk salient - was the last German offensive on the Eastern Front and the greatest tank battle in history. If you truly want to understand what happened and why - read Battle Story. Detailed profiles of the leaders, tactics and equipment Rare photographs place you in the centre of the unfolding action Diary extracts and quotes give you a soldier's eye-view of the battle Orders of battle show the composition of the opposing armies Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle MARK HEALY is the author of several books including Midway 1942, The Tiger Tank Story and The Ancient Assyrians, and produced the best-selling video series Die Deutschen Panzer. He wrote the best-selling Zitadelle: The German Offensive against the Kursk Salient 14-17 July 1943. He lives in Dorset.