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  Third Battle of Kharkov
Kharkov had originally been captured on 25 October 1941, but had been retaken by the Soviets in February 1943 following the German defeat at Stalingrad.
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.
Platz der Leibstandarte: The SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "LSSAH" and the Battle of Kharkov January - March 1943, by George Nipe & Remy Spezzano, RZM Imports.
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The Third Battle of Kharkov was the last major strategic German victory of World War II.
Kharkov had originally been captured on October 25 1941, but had fallen to the Soviets in February 1943, following the German defeat at the Battle of Stalingrad.
The battle is often regarded as the last successful German offensive in the USSR and is still studied in military academies as a textbook example of mobile defence.
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  Third Battle of Kharkov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Third Battle of Kharkov was the last major strategic German victory of World War II, and is considered to be among the most outstanding military accomplishments of the 20th century.
The battle is often regarded as the last successful German offensive in the USSR and is still studied in military academies as a textbook example of mobile defence.
Platz der Leibstandarte: The SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "LSSAH" and the Battle of Kharkov January - March 1943, by George Nipe and Remy Spezzano, RZM Imports.
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 Second Battle of Kharkov - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 of "Operation Blue", aimed at the conquest of Caucasus petroleum and destruction of Soviet forces at Southern front, but which ended with the Battle of Stalingrad, disastrous to Axis Powers.
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 Battle of Kursk Information
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.
In February and March 1943 German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein had completed an offensive during the Third Battle of Kharkov, leaving the front line running roughly from Leningrad in the north to Rostov in the south.
He would then turn south from Kharkov on the eastern side of the Donets River towards Rostov and trap the entire southern wing of the Red Army against the Sea of Azov.
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 World War Two
December 13, Battle of the River Plate: Graf Spee sinks the British cruiser Exeter; the Royal Navy pursues Graf Spee into Montevideo harbor where it is scuttled.
June 3-7, Battle of Midway is a turning point of the war in the Pacific.
Battle of the Bulge: Americans sustain losses to Germans in Ardennes.
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 Asia Times Online :: China News - PART 3: Dynamics of the Korea crisis
In the winter of 1942-43, the Soviets conclusively won the Battle of Stalingrad, a key turning point in World War II, the bloodiest battle in human history to date, marked by savage battlefield brutality and tragic disregard for military and civilian lives and the total destruction of the city.
The battle for the city was reduced to hundreds of small-unit actions fighting from building to building within a watertight Soviet siege.
Kharkov had originally been captured on October 25, 1941, but had been retaken by the Soviets in February 1943 after the German defeat at the Battle of Stalingrad.
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 Close Combat - Kharkov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
While it was called the third battle, it was in reality the same struggle continued against the on going Soviet offensive drive towards to the Dnieper River.
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.
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.
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 Battlefront - Producers of fine metal and resin miniatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The City of Kharkov was one of the Soviet Unions important industrial cities, and it reflected its importance in its grand buildings and modern architecture, pride of place going to the Gosprom complex situated on the huge Dzerzhinsky Square in central Kharkov.
Soviet forces continued to advance on Kharkov and on the 9 February the 3rd Tank Army finally cross the Donetz during the night, the 12th Tank Corps to its south soon followed.
Hausser, commander of SS-Panzerkorps feared the troops in Kharkov would be cut off, he contacted Lanz’s HQ to ask to evacuate on the afternoon of 14 February, after he heard no reply he ordered the evacuation himself at 1645 hours.
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 Kursk : Largest Tank Battle of all time - Hitler's Third Reich and World War Two
The celebration of the Battle of Kursk's anniversary begins early with a ceremony laying wreaths and flowers at a monument to Soviet soldiers and at the Kursk Salient Memorial.
The climax of the Battle of Kursk, involved as many as 6,000 tanks, 4,000 aircraft and 2 million men and is remembered as the greatest tank battle in history.
The high-water mark of the battle was the massive armor engagement at Prochorovka, which began on July 12.
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The Soviets later encircled and captured the German Sixth Army at the Battle of Stalingrad (1942-43), decisively defeated the Axis during the Battle of Kursk, and broke the Siege of Leningrad.
In the Battle of the Caucasus, fought in the late summer and fall of 1942, the Axis forces captured the oil fields.
At the Battle of North Cape, Germany's last battlecruiser, the Scharnhorst, was sunk by HMS Duke of York, HMS Belfast, and several destroyers.
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 Third Reich History: March 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Under the command of Paul Hausser, it checked the Soviet advance despite odds of 1:6, but, threatened with encirclement, was withdrawn against explicit orders from Hitler.
Battle of Monte Cassino - Allied aircraft bomb the Nazi-held monastery and stage a third unsuccessful assault.
Image: German propaganda poster in Polish language issued during the Battle of Monte Cassino.
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 stalingrad
Although their initial resistance was strong enough to slow the Soviet advance, they soon broke under the sheer weight of numbers and heavy bombardment; had they stood their ground to the last soldier, the outcome would not have been much different.
The Rumanian Third Army was, in fact, destroyed and the Fourth badly mauled.
The Axis counter-offensive continued to press on inexorably through spring and into summer, stampeding the Soviets northward to Kursk, where their exposed salient threatened to bring about a second Stalingrad, one in which the Reds would be surrounded and cut off.
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 3rd Battle of Kharkov, 11-14 Mar 1943 - A Crossfire Scenario
The 3rd battle of Kharkov was the last major German victory of World War II.
Hausser's SS Panzerkorps retook the city of Kharkov after fierce fighting, however, the Third Battle of Kharkov left the city only temporarily in Axis hands.
Not that Kharkov had Bocage, or even Hedges necessarily, but the effect is the channel tanks along the roads.
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 Battle of Kharkov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four battles of World War II around the city of Kharkov in Soviet Ukraine (modern Kharkiv in Ukraine) are known as the Battle of Kharkov:
Soviet forces attempted to retake it in the Second Battle of Kharkov (usually known simply as The Battle of Kharkov), May 1942, but were cut off and destroyed.
Soviet forces retook the city after the Battle of Stalingrad but were driven out again in the Third Battle of Kharkov in February 1943.
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 Decorations of the Duchy of Brunswick
Duke Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand had died of wounds received in the battle of Jena in 1806, and the duchy was incorporated into the Kingdom of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813.
On the death of Duke Wilhelm in 1884, the elder line was extinguished and the throne should have passed to his cousin, the 3rd Duke of Cumberland.
Third is a Knight 2nd Class of the 1909-1918 type.
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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.
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 Famous Battles quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The consequences of this battle were the end of the French rule over Indochina, and the creation of North and South Vietnam.
In this battle, the VI Armee (some 300,000 Germans under Feldmarschall Paulus) was completely surrounded and forced to surrender by the Soviets ('Operation Uranus').
In this battle Hannibal's tactical genius obliterated an enormous Roman army, twice the size of his own forces.
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 Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin Bibilography
The Last Battle is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault.
Beginning with the battle of Kursk in July 1943, Carrell traverses the vast expanse of the Russian War, from the siege of Leningrad and the fierce battles of the northern front, to the fourth battle of Kharkov, and the evacuation of the Crimea, a withdrawal forbidden by Hitler.
PANZER BATTLES is a vivid account of the major campaigns of that war, especially the legendary desert battles fought by Rommel, who found the desert to be the perfect terrain in which to wage almost purely theoretical armored warfare with large-scale tank formations.
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 Schiffer
During the battles on the Russian Front, the regiment’s artillery equipment was constantly upgraded.
One of the artillery batteries was equipped from 1943 with Wespe and Hummel self-propelled guns and later with Nebelwerfer rocket launchers that gave the regiment its tremendous firepower.
The battery was later attached to the reconnaissance unit in the vanguard of the LAH and experienced the hardest battles while using “Panzermeyer tactics” that required rapid marches and lightning fast deployment into firing positions.
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 Third Battle of Kharkov
Field Marshal Erich von Manstein, the Germans retook the city of Kharkov from the
The Third Battle of Kharkov left the city only temporarily in Axis hands; on
Battle of Kursk, the Germans were driven out once again.
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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
The Third Reich had to shift military forces to the west in 1943 and the failure at Kursk ensured that this could not be done without fatally weakening their position in the fight against the Soviet Union.
The battle of Kursk was, after Stalingrad, the most decisive battle ow the war.
After Manstein's victory at Kharkov, a stable front was the need of the hour for Germany.
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 World War II information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Battle of the Caucasus, fought in the late summer and fall of 1942, saw the Axis forces capturing the oil fields.
The Japanese committed much of their declining naval strength in the Battle of the Philippine Sea but suffered severe losses in both ships and aircraft and after the battle the Japanese aircraft carrier force was no longer militarily effective.
The battle for Okinawa had shown that an invasion of the Japanese mainland (planned for November), seen as an Okinawa type operation on a far larger scale, would result in more casualties than the United States had suffered so far in all theatres since the war began.
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 WWW.WAFFEN-SS.NO "3.SS-Panzer-Division Totenkopf"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The division, as a part of SS-Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser's II SS Panzerkorps, took part in the Third Battle of Kharkov, blunting the Soviet General Konev's offensive.
In the ensuing battle, both the advancing Soviets and the defending Germans suffered heavy armour losses.
During the July-August battles for Hill 213 and the town of Stepanowka, the division suffered heavy losses, and over the course of the campaign on the Mius it suffered more casualties than it had during Operation Citadel.
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 Third Battle of Kharkov information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After this withdrawal, the II SS Panzer Korps (now reinforced with the Totenkopf division) was attached to Manstein's counter-thrust, which destroyed the Soviet spearheads and saved Army Group South.
The SS completed this victory when the Leibstandarte retook Kharkov, for which Hitler renamed the central square "Leibstandarteplatz" in honour of the victory.
The battle is often regarded as the last successful German offensive in the USSR and is still studied in military academies as a text-book example of mobile defence.
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