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Action at Zaporozhie
In 1943, anticipating a massive Soviet offensive in Ukraine, German troops began to build a defensive "Panther-Wotan" line along the Dniepr river. By September, with the Soviets in hot pursuit, they had retreated to the west bank, Von Manstein leaving …
In 1943, anticipating a massive Soviet offensive in Ukraine, German troops began to build a defensive "Panther-Wotan" line along the Dniepr river. By September, with the Soviets in hot pursuit, they had retreated to the west bank, Von Manstein leaving XVII. Armee Korps alone as a massive bridgehead east of the river. Malinovski's troops attacked the city on the 10th of October. They broke through on the 13th and by the 14th, German soldiers had abandoned their bridgehead. The west-bank side of Zaporozhie would not be free until early 1944, however.
The Belgorod–Kharkov strategic offensive operation, or simply Belgorod–Kharkov offensive operation, was a Soviet strategic summer offensive that aimed to recapture Belgorod and Kharkov (now Kharkiv)a, and destroy the German forces of the 4th Panzer Army and Army Detachment Kempf. The operation was codenamed Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev (Russian: Полководец Румянцев), after the 18th-century Field Marshal Peter Rumyantsev and was conducted by the Voronezh and Steppe Fronts (army groups) in the southern sector of the Kursk Bulge. The battle was referred to as the Fourth Battle of Kharkov by the Germans.The operation began in the early hours of 3 August 1943, with the objective of following up the successful Soviet defensive effort against the German Operation Citadel. The offensive was directed against the German Army Group South's northern flank. By 23 August, the troops of the Voronezh and steppe Fronts had successfully seized Kharkov from German forces. It was the last time that Kharkov changed hands during the Soviet-German War. The operation led to the retreat of the German forces in Ukraine behind the Dnieper River and set the stage for the Battle of Kiev in autumn 1943.
Wikipedia: Belgorod-Kharkov Offensive Operation
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