The SS-Panzer-Korps on the Attack, July 1943

Massimiliano Afiero

A lavishly illustrated new account of the battle of Kursk.
Date Published :
August 2022
Publisher :
Illustration :
250 Illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781636242705
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The battle of Kursk was the greatest tank battle of World War II and possibly in all history. Now, seventy years later, this new publication commemorates this battle. The text follows the course of operations of the Das Reich division, but also the other formations of the SS-Panzer-Korps. The narrative is based directly on German war diaries and from Otto Weidinger’s previous historical researches on the division.

The hundreds of photographs, taken by German war correspondents following the SS units – Max Büschel, Cantzler, Grönert, King, Friedrich Zschäckel and many others – allow an intimate view of those tragic and terrible events. Photos of men, weapons and vehicles, taken on the battlefield, before, during and after the engagements, during the rare moments of rest, ‘frozen’ on rolls of film, are a true testament to military history. An exceptional photographic documentation of use not only to historians and military history students but also modeling enthusiasts. While some photos have previously been published, many are previously unpublished, gleaned from the principal public and private archives.

About The Author

Massimiliano Afiero was born in Afragola, Italy, in 1964. An information technology teacher and programmer, he has been interested in military history since his youth. He has published widely and has been involved in the editing and development of several magazines including Volontari, SGM, Ritterkreuz and The European Volunteer, and the Fronti di Guerra series. Since January 2017, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly magazine The Axis Forces.


Plans for the new offensive
The attack begins
SS Panzer Regiment 2 in action
Operations on 7 July
Operations on 8 July
Operations on 9 and 10 July
Operations on 11 July
The battle of Prochorowka
Orders for 13 June 1943
The Knight’s Cross for SS-Unter scharführer Simon Gra scher
The attacks resume
Soldiers of the Waffen SS on the Kursk front
The Waffen SS combat photographers


"Recommended for beginner to advanced builders as source for diorama inspiration and period photographic reference."


"There are numerous previously unpublished images from the battle, which show everything from the staging, to engagement, and the aftermath of the battle, including multiple images in sequence and some iconic images in context."

- Armorama

"The 303 black and white photos provide a reference for modelers. Obviously, the larger the scale, the more useful this book, especially for kit bashing."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"...an exceptional photographic documentation..."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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