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  The Battle of Kursk
The battle of Kursk was monumental for numerous reasons but will almost always be remembered for being the largest clash of armor, certainly during W.W.II and would not be rivaled until the Arab-Israeli wars of the 1960's and 1970's.
These defenses were of a scale never seen before for a battle and the Russians immediately put the military and 300,000 of the local civilian population to work laying a massive array of tank traps, minefields, anti-tank guns and dug in tanks and other defensive positions in anticipation of the German attack.
On the 11th August the last battle of Kharkov began and by 20th August the Germans were forced to withdraw.
zhukov.mitsi.com /Kursk.htm   (2069 words)

  Kharkov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kharkov (rus: Ха́рьков) or Kharkiv (ukr: Ха́рків) is the second largest city in Ukraine, a center of Kharkivs'ka oblast'.
During the early years of the Soviet Union, Kharkov was the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (from 1917–1934).
During World War II Kharkov was captured by Nazi Germany and its military allies, recaptured by the Red Army, captured again twice by the Nazis and then finally liberated on August 23, 1943.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/K/Kharkov.htm   (352 words)

 Second Battle of Kharkov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
On the Eastern Front of World War II, the Second Battle of Kharkov was a May 1942 attempt by the Soviet Union to recapture the Ukrainian city of Kharkov from the Germans.
The attack failed; by the end of the month the Germans had regained all lost ground, and captured almost 200,000 Soviet prisoners as well.
The Second Battle of Kharkov was the prelude of "Blue Operation", the conquest of Caucasus petroleum and definitive destruction of soviet forces at southern front, that ended with the Battle for Stalingrad.
www.mcfly.org /wik/Second_Battle_of_Kharkov   (115 words)

 2nd Battle of Kharkov
The Kharkov area was a pivotal area on the Eastern Front, sitting astride two important strategic axes towards Kursk and the Donbas.
They chose the Kharkov area because of its strategic importance and because they felt that German forces in the area were particularly weak following their actions to combat the Russian winter offensive.
The offensive to the southwest of Kharkov, emanating from the Barvenkovo salient, also opened on the 12th of May with a 60 minute artillery barrage and 15 minute aerial bombardment.
www.theeasternfront.co.uk /Battles/battles2ndbattleofkharkov.htm   (3642 words)

 Eastern Front   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The battle began on 5 July with the Ninth Army under General Kluge attacking from the north and the Fourth Panzer Army under Manstein attacking from the south.
This battle is known as the greatest tank battle of the war and involved 2 million men, 6,000 tanks, and 4,000 aircraft.
This long battle for possession of the Ukraine was finally resolved in the north by the battle of Brody-Lvov in July, and in the south by the battle of Jassy-Kishinev in August.
www3.sympatico.ca /ergrenier/East.html   (10214 words)

 Second Battle of Kharkov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastern Front at the time of the Second Battle of Kharkov
The Second Battle of Kharkov, 9 - 28 May 1942, was an attempt by the Soviet Union to recapture the Ukrainian city of Kharkov from the Germans.
The Second Battle of Kharkov was the prelude to "Operation Blue", aimed at the capture of Caucasus petroleum and destruction of Soviet forces at Southern front, but which ended with the Battle of Stalingrad, disastrous to Axis Powers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Battle_of_Kharkov   (213 words)

 Close Combat - Kharkov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Manstein convinced Hitler the immediate priority was not the recapture of Kharkov, but rather to bring a halt of the Soviet breakthrough to the south of the city.
The SS Panzerkorps was to cut Soviet communications from the west of Kharkov before swinging north to encircle the city.
At Rybalko’s disposal inside Kharkov were the 1st and 2nd Guards Tank Corps and the 48th, 104th, 305th and 307th Rifle Divisions.Despite Hoth’s orders to stay outside the city the SS Panzerkorps was drawn in, motivated by their desire to avenge their defeat and retreat from the city mere weeks before.
groups.msn.com /CloseCombat-Kharkov/dinwebside.msnw   (1017 words)

Modeled on photographs of the apartment block which, during the Battle of Stalingrad, became famous after its heroic defense by Sergeant Jacob Pavlov.
The model is a copy of Zwarteweg 14, the small terraced town house in which General Urquhart (commander 1st British Airborne Division) hid from the pursuing Germans during the battle of Arnhem in 1944.
The model is based on photographs taken during a visit to Sedan in 1999 (the house itself is now a museum and well worth a visit).
battlefieldterrain.com /timecast.htm   (2824 words)

 Definition of Battle of Stalingrad - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Battle of Stalingrad was a major turning point in World War II, and is considered the bloodiest battle in human history and arguably one of the greatest come-backs in military history.
The battle is taken to include the German siege of the southern Russian city of Stalingrad (today Volgograd), the battle inside the city, and the Soviet counter-offensive which eventually trapped and destroyed the German and other Axis forces in and around the city.
A smaller action was taken in the meantime, pinching off a Soviet salient in the Second Battle of Kharkov, which resulted in the pocketing of large Soviet force on May 22nd.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Battle_of_Stalingrad   (3350 words)

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For the Soviets in Kharkov, and in fact both sides in the predecessor game PanzerGruppe Guderian, zones of control exert a death grip, holding enemy units until the tie is sundered by destruction or at least retreat.
Infantry is the mainstay of the German effort in all phases of the battle, and is suited to the defense.
An order of battle that is both unpredictable and, until the fighting actually starts, unclear introduces wholesale uncertainty.
www.wargamer.com /Hosted/lineofdeparture/kharkov.asp   (2344 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kharkov, May 12th, 1942: In 1941, the first year of war in Russia, the German Army plowed their way across much of the Soviet Union and was stopped at the very approaches of Moscow the Soviet Winter Offense.
Barvenkovo, 125km SE of Kharkov, May 17th, 1942: While the Russians continued to drive northwest from the bulge toward Kharkov, the Germans quietly went about assembling the forces they had in the south for their Summer Offensive to strike a blow along the south of the bulge.
Slavyansk, 90km SE of Kharkov, May 17th, 1942: The failure of Russian Intelligence to identify the mass of mobile German forces staging for Operation Friderikus was certainly one of the causes for the military disaster at Kharkov in early summer of 1942.
www.mediamailonline.com /wargames/k42esc.htm   (3957 words)

 phorum - Non-Close Combat Board - kwp
The battles for Kharkov cover the period from mid-January to the end of May 1942 while the game focus is mainly on May, there is a scenario covering a winter battle.
The decision to pursue Kharkov as the third title of the Panzer Campaign Series was made in the latter half of 1999 as part of the long-term plan that calls for games to alternate from east-to-west, then back to the east.
However, in researching this battle, it was clear that the Soviets again did not enjoy this same flexibility and actually took time to transfer some air units from one command to another in response to the re-deployment of the Luftwaffe.
www.ryanross.net /cc/read.php?f=2&t=8071&a=2   (7221 words)

 Close Combat - Kharkov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Battle groups methodically blasted the Soviet troops out of their defensive positions, supported by point blank fire from howitzers, tanks and assault guns.
The Alpha version of CC3 Kharkov 3.0 will not be ready of this side of x-mas and new year because of lag of time but it will be ready very soon.
The year 1943 saw a dramatic turn in fortune for German soldiers in the East, their enemy was becoming increasingly well equipped, gaining in battle experience and also in confidence as a result of the large scale defeat being inflicted on the Germans at Stalingrad.
groups.msn.com /CloseCombat-Kharkov   (1184 words)

 Panzer Campaigns: Kharkov '42
HPS Simulations and John Tiller are proud to announce the release of Kharkov '42, an operational level World War II simulation.
Kharkov '42 covers the Soviet Spring offensive of 1942 and the attempt to retake the key strategic city of Kharkov.
Kharkov '42 can be viewed in either 2d or 3d mode.
www.hpssims.com /Pages/products/PZC/PZC_kharkv/panzer_campaigns_kharkov_42.html   (331 words)

 1943 - Simple English Wikipedia
February 2 - World War II: In Russia, the Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end with the surrender of the German 6th Army.
February 14 - World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass - German General Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps launch an offensive against Allied defenses in Tunisia; it is the United States' first major battle defeat of the war.
March 26 - World War II: Battle of Komandorski Islands - In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/1943   (2103 words)

 WW2DB: Third Battle of Kharkov
In March 1943, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein launched an attack on the city of Kharkov (recaptured by the Russians in February 1943), ensuing was several days of bitter street fighting.
The Germans would be driven out of Kharkov again in August after the Battle of Kursk in the same year.
When the Russian troops reoccupied Kharkov, 70% of the city lay in ruins, with tens of thousands of its inhabitants killed.
www.ww2db.com /battle_spec.php?battle_id=39   (162 words)

 Close Combat Org Forums - New Kharkov Grand Campaign
The grand campaign are updated with 6 new operations from the first battle of Kharkov in 41 to the battle for Sandomierz in Poland 44.
Kharkov — Russian Campaign are made for 1 player with hero setting, timer set to 15 min and 100% players realism rating, the campaign is to be played with the Russians.
In the first map of 'Kharkov' operation, at the beginning, all enermy's units faced in the reversed direction as in the old GC (of course, its bug helped me to destroy them.
www.closecombat.org /forums/showthread.php?t=2436   (1732 words)

 Definition of May 12 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
1264 - The Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, begins.
1942 - World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov – In the eastern Ukraine, the Soviet Army initiates a major offensive.
During the battle the Soviets will capture the city of Kharkov from the German Army, only to be encircled and destroyed.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/May_12   (1110 words)

 Frontline Illustrations series FRI-006 Battles for Kharkov in May, 1942 on www.Aviapress.com. Model kits, Military ...
The book is dedicated to a most obscure part of the Second World War - the Battle of Kharkov fought in May 1942.
Battle troop operations 9 and 57-th armies of Southern front from May 7 - 16, 1942
Defensive battles 9 and 57-th armies of Southern front and continuation of approach of an impact grouping of southwest front (May 17 - 20)
www.aviapress.com /viewonekit.htm?FRI-006   (376 words)

 Second World War Books: Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The first chapter then sets the stage by outlining the subsequent operations, Manstein's recapture of Kharkov, and the onset of the muddy season and the stabilization of the front in the Ukraine.
The remaining 300 pages are devoted to a thorough and vivid reconstruction of the panzer battles on the Mius and at Bogodukhov during the Battle of Kharkov.
Because of the losses inflicted upon Soviet armor, the battle of Prochorovka resulted in local numerical tank superiority of at least 2 to 1 in favor of the Germans south of the Psel on 13 July.
stonebooks.com /archives/980211.shtml   (1655 words)

 VirtualTourist.com - Oris's Ukraine Travel Page
On the Eastern Front of World War II, the first Battle of Kharkov was a May 1942 attempt by the Soviet Union to recapture the Ukrainian city of Kharkov from the Germans.
The Second Battle of Kharkov left the city only temporarily in Axis hands; on 22 August 1943, in the aftermath of the Battle of Kursk, the Germans were driven out once again.
My mother who is 81 & lived in Kharkov when she was a young girl & I travelled to Kharkov in June this year.We also visited Kharkov 2 years ago & found it to be very interesting & the people very friendly.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/8d877/49f   (625 words)

 Feldgrau :: 168.Infanterie-Division
Progressing east during the great encirclement battles of Summer 1941, the division moved along with the advancing 6.Armee, fighting notably at Kiev, and at the 1st battle of Kharkov, wintering in defensive positions in the Donets region.
In the summer of 1943, the 168.Infanterie-division fought in the decisive Belgorod sector of the Kursk salient commanded by Generalleutnant Chales de Beaulieu.
In February 1944 the division was fighting heavy defensive battles (abwehrschlacht) in Akhtyrka against unrelenting Russian attacks, where upon pulling back to safer positions, it found itself encircled on the west bank of the Dneiper near Tcherkassy.
www.feldgrau.com /InfDiv.php?ID=115   (771 words)

 Forgotten Hope Update | BF:1942 MOD - news, files, community - pexsus.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Furthermore we have a new battleground for you from an area that is well known from another map already within the mod.
Kharkov Winter is one of the maps you have already enjoyed for several versions but as the Ukrainian city of Kharkov was the scene of numerous battles, we decided to bring you another map depicting a clash in this area.
Kharkov Winter represents fighting in the early months of 1942 when Russian and German troops fought for the control of the city following the battle of Stalingrad.
www.modguide.de /news/1108972890.html   (213 words)

 The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - Kursk-Largest Tank Battle Ever?(Jul 1943)-Mar. 29th, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The climax of Operation Citadel, the Battle of Kursk, involved as many as 6,000 tanks, 4,000 aircraft and 2 million fighting men and is remembered as the greatest tank battle in history.
Another misconception about the battle is the image of all three SS divisions attacking shoulder to shoulder through the narrow lane between the Psel and the rail line west of Prochorovka.
The II SS Panzer Corps zone of battle, contrary to the impression given in many accounts, was approximately nine miles wide, with Totenkopf on the left flank, Leibstandarte in the center and Das Reich on the right flank.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-vetscor/1372783/posts   (10872 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Platz Der Leibstandarte: A Photo Study of the SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Platz Der Leibstandarte: A Photo Study of the SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and the Battle for Kharkov January-March 1943
Ok, almost everybody knows that Kharkov battles (they were quite a few) reveal the difficulties faced by the German forces during the retreat back to Germany.
Kharkov, was were the Waffen SS, and in particular the LSAH, reveal themselves as why they were the ELITE.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0965758427   (480 words)

 Kharkov Travel Guide - Home
We live and work in Kharkov and know it like a back of our hand.
We are always happy when people come and visit our beautiful home city and want you to have as much information about Kharkov as possible.
Because the legendary battle of the Calca river took place near Izyum.
kharkov.russiantravelguides.com   (287 words)

 Learn more about Second Battle of Kharkov in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Learn more about Second Battle of Kharkov in the online encyclopedia.
The last major German victory of World War II.
Led by Field Marshal Manstein, the Germans retook the city of Kharkov from the Soviets in bitter street fighting.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/se/second_battle_of_kharkov.html   (172 words)

 WW2DB: Second Battle of Kharkov
Kharkov was a major city in Ukraine, captured by the Germans during initial stages of Operation Barbarossa.
In May 1942, the Russian army launched a counterattack, seeking to recapture the city.
» A "Das Reich" Tiger in the suburbs of Kharkov
www.ww2db.com /battle_spec.php?battle_id=50   (102 words)

 Scenario Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is effected by airdropping the unit named "backhand" to the hex surrounded by non-playable hexes in the northwestern side of the map.
Von Manstein’s victories in the Donets Basin (or Donbas) and at the Third Battle of Khar’kov were far more significant than even this tribute suggests.
The new SS headquar-ters lacked the experience to perform either mission and retreated on 14 February at the same time that First Panzer Army retreated from the Donets to the Mius River.
www.wargamer.com /toaw/display-notes.asp?ID=1260   (921 words)

 The Great War Legion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Open any of these and edit in the Scenario Editor to modify any/all of the parameters you normally would in SE [maps, map sequence, battle mode, barrage, rank, ammo levels, rarity, points per map, points per day, forces etc].
After the line, "Second Battle of Kharkov" return and type "Inside Kharkov." Save and exit.
If the current operation is not finished, then it is possible to add an operation at the end, otherwise it must be after the next one.
www.closecombat.org /gwlegion/gc.html   (1324 words)

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