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Saturday, 24 March 2018

The Kuban: 1943

With my interest in the Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War currently on hold, it might seem a little odd that I have just bought a copy of THE KUBAN 1943: THE WEHRMACHT'S LAST STAND IN THE CAUCASUS by Robert Forczyk ... but the book covers such an interesting campaign that I wanted to buy it.


This is one of the lesser-known campaigns of the war, and featured a number of interesting land battles between Axis forces (including Germans, Romanians, and a few Italians) and the Red Army as well as coastal operations and amphibious landings by units of the Black Sea Fleet.

THE KUBAN 1943: THE WEHRMACHT'S LAST STAND IN THE CAUCASUS was written by Robert Forczyk and illustrated by Steve Moon. It was published by Osprey Publishing in 2018 as No.318 in their 'Campaign' series (ISBN 978 1 4728 2259 8).

4 comments:

  1. I love the Valentine on the cover! Even if it is on fire...

    Not quite the same as the T34/85s wiping out the Kuban Bridgehead in 'Cross of Iron'.

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    1. Martin Rapier,

      It is certainly more accurate than the film!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. This ticks all the boxes for me
    PS I duplicated this comment errantly by placing in the post above

    That's still good but I need to dig more into this campaign ;)

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    1. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      It is a campaign that is well worth studying ... as the book shows.

      All the best,

      Bob

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