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  ::The Battle of Kursk::
Kursk was to be the biggest tank battle of World War Two and the battle resulted in a severe crisis for Nazi Germany’s war machine in Russia.
At the centre of this bulge was Kursk.
The Battle of Kursk was to have major consequences for the Germans.
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  Russian Front
He didn't know that at this point in the battle, the russian high command already predicted this development, and since the german advance in the north was stopped, they could now safely send their armor reserve to meet the advancing german tanks in the south.
In the summer of 1943, in the battle of kursk, the much weaker german army broke its fist and lost its best remaining units in its attempt to regain the initiative in one last major attack, for which the russians were fully prepared.
After the battle of kursk, the war in the eastern front was a long russian advance, in which the russian army returned to all the territory it lost to the germans, conquered all of eastern europe, and reached all the way to germany and to Berlin and won the war.
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 The Battle Of Kursk
The most suitable place for such a battle, as Zeitzler proposed, was the Kursk salient, a wide region around the city of Kursk, about half way between Moscow and the fl sea, where the Germans surrounded the Russians from three sides.
In the summer of 1943, in the battle of Kursk, the much weaker German army broke its fist and lost its best remaining units in its attempt to regain the initiative in one last major attack, for which the Russians were fully prepared.
After the battle of Kursk, the war in the eastern front was a long Russian advance, in which the Russian army returned to all the territory it lost to the Germans, conquered all of Eastern Europe, and reached all the way to Germany and to Berlin and won the war.
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 Battle of Kursk information - Search.com
The Battle of Kursk, also known as Operation Zitadelle by the German Army, or Operation Citadel in the English language, was a significant battle on the Eastern Front of World War II.
Kursk further proved that the conflict in the East contained the largest scale warfare in history, in terms of sheer area covered and manpower used.
They planned to meet near Kursk, but if the offensive went well they would have permission to continue forward on their own initiative, with a general plan to create a new line at the Don River far to the east.
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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.
The defeat of the Afrika Korps meant that the invasion of Sicily was imminent and units that were badly needed on the eastern front would have to be transferred to the western front to bolster the defenses in Italy.
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 Battle of Kursk
Though the fighting never reached it, Kursk would be the infamous name attached to this mighty series of battles.
His removal of the very units needed to accomplish that brought the battle of Kursk to a close.
So the battle of Kursk became a doorway, a doorway of retreat, through which the German Army, once the almighty conqueror of the Russian Steppes, would begin a painful, shameful retreat for over 1,000 miles back to their shattered homeland.
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 The Battle of Kursk
The Soviet forces allotted to the battle at Kursk were organized into the Central Front under Rokossovsky (with STAVKA representative Zhukov) facing Model in the north and the Voronezh Front under Vatutin (with STAVKA representative Vasilevsky) facing Manstein's forces in the south.
Kursk just has that classic wide open strategic slugfest aspect that means the difference between eventual victory and defeat.
The battle of Kursk was, after Stalingrad, the most decisive battle ow the war.
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 TheHistoryNet | World War II | Battle of Kursk: Germany's Lost Victory in World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Battle of Kursk: Germany's Lost Victory in World War II New evidence suggests that the Germans may have been closer to victory at Kursk than previously recognized.
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.
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 Battle of Kursk on the Web
The Battle of Kursk was the largest tank battle in human history, and a critical turning point in World War II.
Start with Web Histories for narratives of the battle long and short.
The Battle of the Books covers Glantz' Battle of Kursk and other recent treatments throughs.
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 Book Reviews
The authors do an excellent and thorough job of establishing the context of the battle (battlefield events up to the summer of 1943, as well as the situations that both armies were in, and what their leadership was trying to accomplish).
The battle was fought and lost by the generals, not by Hitler, although he got the blame after the war.
The description of the battle is so brief that many of the important features (the German lack of infantry, the Soviet elastic defense, the German decisions during the battle, and the Soviet counteroffensive on the flanks) go untouched.
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 Nival Interactive | Blitzkrieg | Missions | 14. The Battle of Kursk
After this battle the Germans did not have the strength to continue the offensive.
The Soviet Command had managed to keep their reserves intact and immediately mounted a counter-strike that met with overwhelming success, turning the tide in favor of the Soviets who were able to keep the strategic initiative until the end of the war.
While the Battle of Kursk raged on the Allies were landing in the south of Italy.
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 The Battle of Kursk
The Battle of Kursk is one of the most familiar battles of the Eastern Front.
The Kursk salient that the Germans hoped to surround and destroy was a result of the battles in the winter and spring of 1943.
Myth #2:  The battle at Prokhorovka was the largest tank battle in history.
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 The Battle of Kursk
Immense in scope, ferocious in nature, and epic in consequence, the Battle of Kursk witnessed (at Prokhorovka) one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses--including nearly 200,000 Soviet and 50,000 German casualties within the first ten days of fighting.
The Battle of Kursk takes readers behind Soviet lines for the first time to reveal what the Red Army knew about the plans for Hitler's offensive (Operation Citadel), relive tank warfare and hand-to-hand combat, and tell how the tide of battle turned.
DAVID M. is the author of The Battle for Leningrad, 1941–1944, Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War, Zhukov’s Greatest Defeat: The Red Army’s Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, and When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler, all published by Kansas.
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 Operation Citadel - Battle of Kursk 1943
In the Spring of 1943, the German Field Marshall, von Manstein, had defeated Soviet attacks in the South, and urged new attacks in the same area.
Although initially conceived as a limited attack, the planned scale of the operation increased time and again over the next few months, with the date repeatedly pushed back so more German forces could be assembled.
The Soviets then launched their own offensives to the North and South of the Kursk salient, rapidly driving the Germans back.
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 Russian Aviation Prints
A full week later the Battle was still raging, reaching a crescendo on 12 July when Hoths 4th Panzer Army met head-on with Rotmistrovs 5th Guards Tank Army near the village of Prokhorovka.
In Stans dramatic painting Rall is about to have a mid-air collision with a Lagg-5 during the Battle of Kursk on the Eastern Front.
During the Battle of Kursk in mid-1943, the Luftwaffe amassed nearly 2000 aircraft, however the Soviets had more than twice that number.
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 THE BATTLE OF KURSK - Robin Cross - Penguin UK
Citadel, the codename for the German attack on Kursk in 1943, was the last major German offensive to be launched in the East.
The greatest clash of armoured forces in history, Kursk was the decisive land battle of the Second World War.
Robin Cross gives a detailed picture of the Battle of Kursk from the intense cat-and-mouse game waged by both high commands in the agonizing months leading up to the German offensive, to the first-hand experiences of troops on the ground and airmen flying over the blazing steppe.
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 The History Place - World War Two in Europe Timeline
- Battle of Kasserine Pass between the U.S. 1st Armored Division and German Panzers in North Africa.
- 'Battle of the Hedgerows' in Normandy; Soviets capture Minsk.
- Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes.
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 WWII Kursk battle
The chosen point for this offensive, was Kursk, which was the ideal front location to intend a surrounding movement and isolate the soviet armies.
On the southern sector the assault was commanded by Manstein and in the northern sector the assault was led by Model.
While this battle took place in the south, in the northern sector the russian army begun a counteroffensive that very soon expanded to the southern sector.
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 Battle of Kursk - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The Battle of Kursk took place from July 5 to August 6, 1943, between the Germans and Soviets during World War II.
Kursk, Battle of, important battle that took place between the Germans and Soviets from July 5 to August 6, 1943, during World War II.
Battle : famous battles – World War II: Kursk, Battle of – World War II
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 Osprey Campaign Series No 16 - Kursk
This battle in July 1943 saw the initiative on the Eastern Front shift from the German Wehrmacht, who had experienced initial successes in the USSR, to the Soviet army who was to progressively regain lost territory.
Kursk was also the largest land battle in history involving over two million combatants and the majority of both German and Russian frontline armor.
The text is clearly written and the chapters systematically discuss the battle from the planning stage through to when the end of the Germans ended their offensive after a week.
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 Battle of Kursk
They were to meet near Kursk, but if the offensive went well they were allowed to continue forward on their own initiative, with a general plan to create a new line on the Don River far to the east.
The battle was first set for May 4, but then delayed until June 12, and finally July 4 in order to allow more time for new weapons to arrive from Germany.
Although the battle was not a clear-cut victory for the Soviets, the Germans suffered a clear defeat.
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 The Battle of Kursk. - Review - book review Parameters - Find Articles
Kursk is also significant because it raises questions and sheds light on Hitler as a military leader.
The traditional version of the battle is that following Von Manstein's masterstroke at Khar'kov in early 1943, the German army sought to maintain the initiative and launch a fresh offensive.
Perhaps the key German error that emerged at that time and decidedly affected Kursk was the failure to recognize that the Soviet army of mid-1943 was a far cry from the Soviet army of 1941.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IBR/is_4_30/ai_74522182   (911 words)

  
 The Black Vault - The Battle of Kursk: An Analysis of Strategic and Operational Principles
This battle the serves as a yardstick for analyzing the battle of Kursk, a battle where Hitler rather than Manstein dominated operations.
In contrast, planning, the conduct of operations and outcome of the battle of Kursk shows, that a viable strategic objective, like Manstein envisioned, could not be achieved, even if the battle had been successfully concluded.
Studying the battle of Kursk or comparing Kursk to Kharkov shows a student of military affairs how through inappropriate strategy and ignoring basic principles of war only poor results can be produced.
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 Mission Kursk
Whilst Stalingrad was probably the most important battle on the Eastern Front there were other important battles such as Operation Citadel, also known as the Battle of Kursk.
In many ways the Battle of Kursk marked the end of major German efforts in the east as Hitler broke off from the assault against Kursk to concentrate on the Anglo-American invasion of Sicily.
It is the Battle of Kursk that this expansion is concerned with.
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