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Topic - Geoffrey Roberts
One of Zhukov's key traits, Mr. Roberts writes, was his "capacity to penetrate the complexities of [the] strategic situation and see through battlefield confusion to identify what are the critical positions, decisions and objectives so as to take appropriate effective action."
After his decisive victory at Kursk, an epic clash of tank armies, "there was no possibility of the Germans surviving the grinding war of attrition the Soviets had the will and power to inflict on them," Mr. Roberts writes.