Stalin's Favorite: The Combat History of the 2nd Guards Tank Army from Kursk to Berlin: Vol 1: January 1943-June 1944, Igor Nebolsin.
Excellent reference work covering the first eighteen months of the
combat career of the 2nd Tank Army, one of the elite formations within
the Red Army. Follows the army from its difficult combat debut in the
winter offensive of 1942-43, through the Battle of Kursk and onto the
victorious Soviet offensives that eventually saw the Army push west
across the Soviet border. The first book of this type that I've seen for
a Soviet combat unit, and of great value for that, as well as for the
massive amount of information that is packed into the text.
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