I am a little suprised at two comments in other reviews.
1 Korsun was a little known battle ?!
This suprised me, I had long known about the battles at Cherkassy/Korsun (depending on your national viewpoint). But as a wargamer it may be because of the board games available on the subject and I've played.
2 A reviewer complained the book contained little in the way of individual accounts and the flavour of the battle on the ground. That may be a valid comment but this isn't that kind of book and anyone knowing Zetterling and his excellent attention to detail in orders of battles (Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness
) and statistical info (Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis (Soviet (Russian) Study of War)
)would know this.
So warning, if you want to know how Rottenfuhrer Schultz felt and what he saw on January 31st 1944 it's possibly not the book for you. However if like me you want to know how many Stug III's 5th SS had and how many were serviceable before the attack on ..... this is the book for you.
I found it well researched and detailed with enough personal stuff to keep me interested with the detail on tactics, battles and statistics that I love and want in a book. Be warned though the maps aren't great and on the kindle version are difficult. To truly follow the intricacies of some of it a good map of the area with German and Russian names will help. This was however all that stopped me giving this book a 5*.
Great value on the kindle and nice to see some well researched WWII stuff becoming available on the platform.