The common image of World War II (1939-1945) is that of swift armored maneuver advances supported by combined arms, especially overwhelming air support. What often is neglected is that the difficult and often brutal task of urban combat was a common feature of the conflict as well. Although a few famous examples such as Stalingrad, Leningrad, and later Berlin receive considerable attention, this is too often a neglected aspect of historical examination of the Eastern Front. In response to this, Anthony Tucker-Jones outlines several other important incidents of urban combat in his book Battle of the Cities: Urban Warfare on the Eastern Front (Pen and Sword Military, 2023).
Anthony Tucker-Jones spent nearly twenty years in the British Intelligence community before establishing himself as a defense writer and military historian. He has written extensively on aspects of warfare in the Second World War and has written over thirty books.
Stephen Satkiewicz is an independent scholar whose research areas are related to Civilizational Analysis, Social Complexity, Big History, Historical Sociology, military history, War studies, International Relations, Geopolitics, as well as Russian and East European history.
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