As 1942 ended, it became clear that Germany would not be able to defeat the Red Army. The question was, now that the resources of the Soviet Union had been greatly reduced and the Germans had the defensive advantage, did the Red Army have the strength to push the Germans back and avoid a stalemate?
David Glantz - When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler.
Earl F. Ziemke, Magna E. Bauer III - Moscow To Stalingrad: Decision In The East.
Gregory Liedtke - Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943.
Karl-Heinz Frieser - Germany and the Second World War - Volume VIII - The Eastern Front 1943-1944
Order of Battle:
Europe: Elevation map of Europe - European Environment Agency.
Outside Europe: https://maps-for-free.com/
USSR: Europa 1: 2,500,000 Deutsche Heereskarte: Europaische Russland. 1943.
Other: British 1944 1:2000,000 maps of Europe.
Nerves Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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