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By Steven H. Newton

Firsthand bills of the German commanders who deliberate and carried out the biggest tank conflict in history.
The conflict of Kursk, fought in the summertime of 1943, concerned six thousand German and Soviet armored automobiles, making it the largest tank conflict of all time and probably the most important conflict of any type. scholars of army heritage have lengthy famous the significance of Kursk, sometimes called "Operation Citadel," and there were a number of severe reviews of the conflict. but, the German view of the conflict has been mostly ignored.
After the struggle, U.S. military Intelligence officials collected German commanders' post-war studies of the conflict. Due, partially, to terrible translations performed after the warfare, those vital records were ignored via global battle II historians. Steven H. Newton has gathered, translated, and edited those debts, together with reviews made through the Chiefs of employees of military workforce South and the Fourth Panzer military, and by way of the military crew heart Operations Officer. accordingly, a brand new and unparalleled photo of German method and operations is made on hand. The translated employees reviews are supplemented via Newton's remark and unique study, which demanding situations a couple of greatly permitted rules approximately this pivotal conflict.

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Cold nights prevented a quick thaw and favored movements during the early morning hours. Meanwhile, Armeeabteilung Kempf's battle-weary front-line troops had been granted a short breathing spell and the opportunity to integrate newly arrived replacements and equipment. By 10 March the Armeeabteilung's counterattack forces stood ready to jump off; their morale was excellent. The XI Corps main effort had been placed on the southern wing of its front, where terrain conditions favored the employment of panzers.

Conclusions Operation Citadel did not produce the results desired by Hitler. The battle neither denied the Soviets a base of operations around Kursk nor destroyed sizable enemy forces, nor even eliminated the STAVKA's intention to conduct a major offensive in 1943. The German Army did not achieve freedom of action, could not establish a shorter line designed to conserve its waning strength, and—quite the contrary—the operation used up almost all reserves on the Eastern Front. 13 Particularly the spirit, bearing, and selfless devotion of the men were beyond praise.

Although all bridges across the swollen Vorskla, Udy, and Lopan Rivers had been destroyed, our infantry and panzer units nonetheless continued to reach their daily objectives. Many motor vehicles and horsedrawn artillery pieces, however, bogged down along the way. On the other hand, the considerably lighter artillery of the Russians and their panje wagons pulled through everywhere and escaped our pursuit. Grossdeutschland carried the main effort and reached the upper Vorskla, with the 167th Infantry Division following closely behind.

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