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Title
Road to Prokhorovka
Description
At 6:00 A.M. on the morning of July 12, the leading elements of the 1St SS Panzergrenadier Division LAH were gatheríng for an advance toward Prokhorovka. Meanwhile, remnants of the 26th Guards Airborne Regiment was preparing a last defense line …
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Publisher
Date
1943-07-12
Scenario#
DJ05
Scenario Description
At 6:00 A.M. on the morning of July 12, the leading elements of the 1St SS Panzergrenadier Division LAH were gatheríng for an advance toward Prokhorovka. Meanwhile, remnants of the 26th Guards Airborne Regiment was preparing a last defense line between Prokhorovka and the advancing Germans. Even with the help of a KV-1 and a T-34 from the 57th Heavy Tank Regiment, the Soviets hoped, at best, to delay the Germans. - Juan Carlos Cebrian
Location
Prokhorovka, Russia
Battle Name
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on 12 July 1943 near Prokhorovka, 87 kilometers (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.
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Combatants
Russia
Germany

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