Using the Russian Ministry of Defense's archives and Western sources, the author has produced a companion work to his masterful
study of II SS Panzer Corps' offensive and the culminating clash at Prokhorovka. He lays out the German and Soviet plans for
the battle; the forces arrayed for it and the extensive Soviet defenses; and then goes through a meticulous examination of
the course of the fighting, as III Panzer Corps suffered initial setbacks in its attempt to link up with the right flank of
II SS Panzer Corps (then extemporized on the battlefield to get the offensive going and to complete the link-up), while the
Soviet side fought valiantly to prevent this (according to the plan of the Voronezh Front Commander-in-Chief, N.F. Vatutin).