With first-hand accounts from both sides, vivid photographs and specially commissioned maps of the combat zones, this highly illustrated book is a comprehensive examination of the decisive failure of the German's last large-scale offensive on the Eastern Front. The author has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972, specialising in military history. He was Army editor of the British forces magazine Defence from 1983-90. He has written more than 15 books including Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days. He served with the 7th Armoured Brigade in the Gulf War.