Situation Maps – Second Battle of Kharkov

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  1. Oliver says:

    Great work !
    Please visit my site on “Matildas at Kharkov” :
    Best regards,

  1. December 8, 2018

    […] The winter of 1942/43 did not favor the German army.  The attack by von Manstein’s 4th Panzer Army in December, Operation Winter Storm, though it made some initial progress fell well short of its objective to relieve the beleaguered 6th Army in Stalingrad. Subsequent successful Russian offensives pushed the Germans out of the Caucasus. The Germans found themselves back to where they were almost exactly a year prior. In May of the prior year (1942), the Russians launched an offense south of Kharkov in an attempt to expand upon their gains from their winter offense.  The attack was launched against the German 6th Army in the Izium salient. The German counter attacks ended up encircling and capturing about 240,000 Russian prisoners. See this post for more information and maps of The Second Battle of Kharkov. […]

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