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By mid-1944, the Panther was at its peak performance and widely regarded as the most formidable tank on the battlefield. Nevertheless, when the Panther debuted in the Battle of Kursk in July 1943, it was still not ready to go into combat.

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In the early spring of 1943, Michael Wittmann commanded a Tiger I heavy tank as a platoon leader. On July 5th of 1943, Wittmann started his combat career on Tiger during the Operation Citadel (Zitadelle). Attached to the  Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH), Wittmann's platoon of four Tigers...read more

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The heaviest assault gun, the Srurmgeschütz 8.8cm (SdKfz 184), also known as the Ferdinand and the Elefant, resulted from Hitler's frustration at not being able to mount the long-barrel 88mm Pak43/2 L/71 in the Tiger I tank. ...read more

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Suddenly and without warning, early on the morning of 22 June 1941, over three million Axis forces lunged across the Soviet state border and commenced Hitler’s infamous Operation Barbarossa. Spearheaded by four powerful panzer groups and protected by an impenetrable curtain of air support, the...read more

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Presenting to you, 10 facts you most likely didn't know about Battle of Kursk and Tank ace Michael Wittman.

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To mark the Victory Day, don't miss these Soviet films, they are:

"Two Soldiers" is a war film made in Tashkent (where the Soviet cinema industry had been evacuated) at the height of theGreat Patriotic War, in 1943. The film stars ...read more

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In an effort to turn around its fortunes in Russia, the German Army threw much of its best into the Kursk salient. The Russians were waiting for them.

When they invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Germans were confident of a swift victory over the Russian untermenschen (subhumans...read more

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... The events of 1939, 1940, and 1941 in Poland, France, and Russia respectively again challenged Clausewitz' claim of the superiority of the defense and prompted armies worldwide to frantically field large armored forces and develop doctrines for their use. While blitzkrieg concepts...read more

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 HQ Comando Supremo) November 18, 2014
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Number Ten.- The Battle of Iwo Jima (February 1845 to March 1945)

  • A bloody battle of attrition that saw around 22,000 Japanese soldiers die. American victory secured an important air base.

Number Nine.- The Battle of Kursk (July 1943...read more

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