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The Battle of Kursk was fought by about 4 million men, 13,000 armored vehicles and nearly as much aircraft. As such, it was one of the largest battles of World War II and the largest tank battle in military history. But it was also a decisive battle in the Eastern front. The war in Russia was far from over but any hopes for the German success against the Soviet Union came to an end with the defeat at Kursk.

The Battle of Kursk was fought by about 4 million men, 13,000 armored vehicles and nearly as much aircraft. As such, it was one of the largest battles of World War II and the largest tank battle in military history. But it was also a decisive battle in the Eastern front. The war in Russia was far from over but any hopes for the German success against the Soviet Union came to an end with the defeat at Kursk.

The graves of the German tank crew right next to their destroyed machine, Eastern Front, undated. Germany invaded Russia with insufficient armored forces. By late 1942, armored losses had already crossed into the danger zone, a trend that continued consistently until the end of the war.

The graves of the German tank crew right next to their destroyed machine, Eastern Front, undated. Germany invaded Russia with insufficient armored forces. By late 1942, armored losses had already crossed into the danger zone, a trend that continued consistently until the end of the war.

B-17G-15-BO "Wee Willie", 322d BS, 91st BG, after direct flak hit on her 128th mission

B-17G-15-BO "Wee Willie", 322d BS, 91st BG, after direct flak hit on her 128th mission

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The...

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The...

bmashina: Puma and Pz.Kpfw.Panther, broken in Valasska boiler, August

German Pilot Escorting An American Bomber To Safety During World War II. The book "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II".

German Pilot Escorting An American Bomber To Safety During World War II. The book "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II".