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Soviet tanker peers out during Battle of Kursk russians pulling a machinegun near kursk Russian t-34 tank set aflame near kursk

Soviet tanker peers out during Battle of Kursk

Russians pull a machinegun into position

Russian T-34 tank set aflame near Kursk

soviet troops attacking under fire with t-34 tank

destroyed german tanks kursk russian at gun team kursk incoming fire shell

Soviet attack under fire

Destroyed German tanks

Incoming!

 
Soviet soldier with a Shpagin submachine gun Battle weary German soldiers German mortar team kursk 1943

Soviet soldier with Shpagin submachine gun

Battle weary German soldiers during the Battle of Kursk

German mortar team

Russian tankers with medals German soldier fancies a smoke kursk Kursk anti-tank mines

Russian tankers with medals

German soldier fancies a smoke

Kursk anti-tank mines

Waffen-SS Panzergrenadiers of the SS Panzergrenadier Division Totenkopf discussing an offensive action with a Tiger I commander of sPzAbt 503 in the summer of 1943

Preparing for battle

Waffen-SS Panzergrenadiers of the SS Panzergrenadier Division Totenkopf discussing an offensive action with a Tiger I commander of sPzAbt 503 in the summer of 1943.

tank tracks soldiers trench kursk 1943

tanker kursk soviet russian

German StuG III with high-velocity 75mm gun, 1943 kursk

Tank tracks overhead

Russian tanker during the Battle of Kursk

German Stug III self-propelled gun

German soldier with MG42 machinegun German Panther tank destroyed in Kursk Battle-tested German infantry

German soldier with MG42 machinegun

German Panther tank destroyed in Kursk

Battle-tested German infantry

The Battle of Kursk:

The Battle of Kursk took place in the summer of 1943 and was one of the most significant battles of the Eastern Front and the Second World War. It remains the largest armored engagement of all time, and included the most costly single day of aerial warfare in history. Though the Germans planned and initiated an offensive strike, the Soviet defense managed to stop their ambitions and launch a successful counteroffensive.

The ensuing battle for this critical city, code named Operation Citadel by the Germans, involved as many as 6,000 tanks, 30,000 artillery pieces, 4,000 aircraft and 2 million fighting men and is remembered as the greatest tank battle in history.

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