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Title
Battle of Prokhorovka
Description
The morning of July 12, 1943, somewhere in the vicinity of Prokhorovka - Having successfully broken through the third line of Soviet defenses the previous evening, the tank crews of Feldmarschall Manstein's II.SS-Pz.Korps, are finishing breakfast and getting ready to …
Subject
Source
Publisher
Date
1943-07-12
Scenario#
5913
Scenario Description
The morning of July 12, 1943, somewhere in the vicinity of Prokhorovka - Having successfully broken through the third line of Soviet defenses the previous evening, the tank crews of Feldmarschall Manstein's II.SS-Pz.Korps, are finishing breakfast and getting ready to mop up the last of the Soviet reserve units. But unbeknownst to them, 800 tanks of General Rotmistrov's 5th Guards Tank Army have reached Prokhorovka the previous night and now suddenly charge the surprised Germans. Breaking through the German ranks, they close in; many a single combat at point blank range ensues. By the end of the day, the field is littered with the hulls of burning tanks, Germans and Russians alike. The next day, Hitler announces a stop to the offensive at Kursk. Unternehmen Zitadelle (Operation Citadel) has failed!
Location
Prokhorovka, Russia
Battle Name
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on 12 July 1943 near Prokhorovka, 87 kilometres (54 mi) southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union, during the Second World War. Taking place on the Eastern Front, the engagement was part of the wider Battle of Kursk, and occurred when the 5th Guards Tank Army of the Soviet Red Army attacked the II SS-Panzer Corps of the German Wehrmacht in one of the largest tank battles in military history.
Narrative Source
Combatants
German
Russian
Additional Information
Game Type: Breakthrough
Board Type: Countryside
Website Access: Classified
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