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MCS-024 Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book

Military Chronicles Series MCS-024 Kursk  Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book
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MCS-024 Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book

Military Chronicles Series Kursk  Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.1
Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.1

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.5

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.8

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.9

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.10

Military Chronicles Series Kursk  Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.11
Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.11

Military Chronicles Series Kursk  Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.12
Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.12

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.13

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.14

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.15

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.16

Military Chronicles Series Kursk  Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.17
Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.17

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Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.18

Military Chronicles Series Kursk  Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.19
Military Chronicles Series Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation (Citadel Operation). June 5-12, 1943. Battles at the Northern Face book. Pic.19

This book is devoted to defensive actions taken by Soviet troops during German offensive operation "Citadel" ("Zitadelle") was conducted (5-23 July 1943). The whole course of the operation at the Northern face of Kursk Arch, where Heeresgruppe "Mitte" troops and Red Army units fought a red battle, is described day by day.
The represented work contains pieces of information about activities and assets of the Central Front troops, as well as about the structure, organisation and number of German offensive grouping.
72 pages, 148 photos, color illustrations

Illustrations
1. Adolf Hitler is holding a conference with his generals. The speaker is General-Field-marshall Erich ton Manstein who commanded Heeres-gruppe "Sued" troops when operation "CitadelĀ»" ("Zitadelle") was conducted. Germany, 1943
2. Pz. Kpfw. VI "Tiger" tanks operated by schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505, which was to be used in its turn as a "battering-ram" to break through the defence of Soviet Central Front. The symbol of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 was "The Scudding Bull", that wasn't painted on all the tanks although. Most of the vehicles were painted with yellow-brown camouflage colours. Heeres-gruppe "Mitte", July 1943
3. 88-mm Sd.Kfz. 184 "Ferdinand" self-propelled gu,is. United in Panzerjaeger-Regiment 656 they were to crash into Soviet defence at the Northern face of Kursk Arch together with "Tigers" operated by schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505. Heeresgruppe "Mitte", July 1943
4. Infantry and tank soldiers of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 and 20. Panzer-Division are moving from combat areas. Pz.Kpfw. Ill tanks. Heeres-gruppe "Mitte", July 1943
5. German Warrant-Officer resting in during the interval between the battles. He is armed with a 9-mm MP-40 submachine gun, one can see Wermacht's infantry assault badge. Orel-Kursk Direction, July 1943
6. 88-mm Sd.Kfz. 184 "Ferdinand" self-propelled guns. United in Panzerjaeger-Regiment 656 they were to crash into Soviet defence at the Northern face of Kursk Arch together with "Tigers" operated by schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505. Heeresgruppe "Mitte", July 1943
7. Sd.Kfz. 231 heavy armoured car crew playing cards in anticipation of the forthcoming offencive. Heeres-gruppe "Mitte", July 1943
8. 13th Army Defensive Area, held by the Red Army soldiers. In the background one can see both small arms and a lot of anti-tank antitank weapons: 14,5-mm PTRD antitank rifles and RPG-40 grenades. Orel-Kursk Direction, July 1943
9. A few hours before the offensive. German infantry soldiers in anticipation of an attack to Soviet positions. Heeresgruppe "Mitte", July 1943
10. A few hours before the offensive. German infantry soldiers in anticipation of an attack to Soviet positions. Heeresgruppe "Mitte", July 1943
11. Tanks of the 107th Armour Brigade belonging to the Red Army 16th Armour Corps, hit in vicinity of Butyrki. The photographs demonstrate T-34/76 of different modifications. Central Front, July 6, 1943
12. Sd. Kfz. 184 "Ferdinand" self-propelled systems operated by Panzerjaeger-Regiment 656. Illustration 1 displays a self-propelled system operated by Panzerjaeger-Abteilung 654, illustration 2 demonstrates the only self-propelled system belonging to the regiment and painted three-coloured camouflage. Its number is "231". There is also special marking of the 3rd platoon 2nd company Panzerjaeger-Abteilung 653 painted on it. Heeresgruppe "Mitte", July 1943
13. StuG III Ausf.G operated by Sturmgeshuetz-Abteilung 185
14. Armoured materiel belonging to the 2nd Armour Army. T-34/76 tank leaded by Junior Lieutenant Gusakov. Orel-Kursk Direction, July 1943
15. Damaged materiel of Soviet troops: 76,2-mm ZiS-22 USV and 132-mm BM-13 rocket projector mounted on a Studebaker US6 car frame. The Germans already believed that would take them a few days of fights to breakthrough the Central Front positions. Orel-Kursk Direction, July 1943
16. A few hours after the German offensive. Orel-Kursk Direction, July 1943
17. Soviet soldiers examining "Ferdinand" system (number "502") operated by the Panzerjaeger-Abteilung 654. Heeresgruppja "Mitte", July 1943
18. 203-mm B-4 howitzers operated by the 4th Artillery Breakthrough Corps are firing at German troops, who are attacking Ponyri station. Orel-Kursk Direction, July 1943
19. Hit Sd.Kfz. 184 "Ferdinand" self-propelled artillery systems - a control vehicle of Panzerjaeger-Abteilung 654 with number "P02". Heeresgruppe "Mitte", July 1943