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SOVIET TANKS AT KURSK (July 18, 2017 3:02 pm)
GERMAN TANKS AT KURSK (July 18, 2017 2:31 pm)
THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART I (July 17, 2017 2:59 pm)
THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART II (July 17, 2017 2:13 pm)

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PROKHOROVKA AND THE MYTH OF THE LARGEST TAN...

Jul 18, 2017No Comments

For decades the Battle of Kursk has been widely believed to be the largest tank battle in history. In particular the fighting at Prokhorovka on the 12th July is often reported to have involved anywhere from 1200 to 2000 tanks

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SOVIET TANKS AT KURSK

Jul 18, 2017No Comments

The Soviet defenders in the Kursk salient had over 1.3 million men, 3500 tanks and 28,000 pieces of artillery and anti-tank guns plus more in reserve. They also built anti-tank strongpoints, bunkers and ditches and laid hundreds of thousands of

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GERMAN TANKS AT KURSK

Jul 18, 2017No Comments

The attacking German forces at Kursk amassed 777,000 men and around 2500 tanks and assault guns. This was about 70 per cent of all their tanks on the Eastern Front.

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THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART I

Jul 17, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Kursk was a massive operation, involving hundreds of thousands of men over hundreds of square miles and several weeks. 

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THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART II

Jul 17, 2017No Comments

Prior knowledge of the German attack enabled the Soviets to bring Operation Citadel to a halt.  Part 2 tells the story of the Soviet counterattack during the Battle of Kursk.

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BACKGROUND TO THE BATTLE OF KURSK

Jul 11, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Kursk was one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War.  Fought between the 5th July and 23rd August 1943, it began with a strong German attack, but ended with the Soviet Union having taken

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THE TIGER FAMILY PART 2 – THE TIGER I...

Jun 12, 2017No Comments

Part 1 of this series looked at the development of the Tiger I and Elefant.  It can be found here, The Tiger Family Part I. In Part 2 we will consider the Tiger II, or King Tiger branch of the family. 

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CHANGES TO THE TIGER AFTER 131

Jun 09, 2017No Comments

Every type of tank goes through many changes occurring over their time of service. The Tiger I is no exception. Despite only 1346 being built there was a constant series of changes made during the two years the Tiger I was

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THE TIGER FAMILY PART I – TO THE TIGE...

Jun 05, 2017No Comments

The story of the Tiger family is complicated and convoluted. The German Army’s desire for a heavy tank dates back to before the outbreak of war, and the development process that led to the tanks which eventually took to the

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SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: BRITISH PART FOU...

Jun 02, 2017No Comments

The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series takes a more detailed look at their experiences. In Part Three British veterans, Ernest Slarks and Ken Tout discussed training