ON A KNIFE’S EDGE: THE UKRAINE, NOVEMBER 1942-MARCH 1943
464pp. 2018. The year’s campaign had seen the possibility of the collapse of the entire German front. The ultimate failure of the Red Army to achieve this is due in no small part to the efforts of one of the Wehrmacht’s greatest commanders: Erich von Manstein, who rebuilt the German front line and fought a mobile campaign, in which all the strengths of the German forces, and all the weaknesses of their Soviet opponents, were revealed.