n Journal for Contemporary History - Kursk and the commandments of armoured warfare

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



The Battle of Kursk 60 years ago in what is today the independent republic of theUkraine was, from the German side, an abomination. Just about every rule ofarmoured warfare was broken by the attackers. They had by their actions advertisedtheir intention to attack for weeks (although the Russians also got wind of itthrough their spy system). They made no attempt to hide their preparations, thepoints they were intending to attack, nor the approximate time it would take place.

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