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Author Krysov, Vasiliĭ, 1922-

Title Panzer destroyer : memoirs of a Red Army tank commander / Vasiliy Krysov ; translated by Vladimir Kroupnik ; edited by Stuart Britton
Published Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2010
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents My journey to the Front -- Stalingrad -- Kursk 1943 -- Operation Kutuzov -- To the Dnieper River, August-September 1943 -- Reorganization near Moscow, September-October 1943 -- The liberation of Kiev, November 1943 -- The pursuit to Fastov -- Von Manstein attempts another 'backhand blow' -- Rest and refitting -- The December Zhitomir-Berdichev Offensive -- From the Front to a hospital and back again -- The July 1944 Offensive on the Kovel Axis -- From the Western Bug to Siedlce, Poland -- In East Prussia
Summary "The day after Vasiliy Krysov finished school, on 22 June 1941, Germany attacked the Soviet Union and provoked a war of unparalleled extent and cruelty. For the next three years, as a tank commander, Krysov fought against the German panzers in some of the most intense and destructive armoured engagements in history including those at Stalingrad, Kursk and Konigsberg. This is the remarkable story of his war. As the commander of a heavy tank, a self-propelled gun - a tank destroyer - and a T-34, he fought his way westward across Russia, the Ukraine and Poland against a skilful and determined enemy which had previously never known defeat. The ruthlessness of this long and bitter campaign is vividly depicted in his narrative, as is the enormous scale and complexity of the fighting."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Russian
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Subject Krysov, Vasiliĭ, 1922-
Soviet Union. Raboche-Krestʹi͡anskai͡a Krasnai͡a Armii͡a -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Russian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Russian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union -- Tank warfare.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Britton, Stuart.
ISBN 178337005X (electronic bk.)
1848847114 (electronic bk.)
9781783370054 (electronic bk.)
9781848847118 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Samokhodki v boyu. English
Memoirs of a Red Army tank commander