Kursk

K-141.

by Daniel Russ on January 12, 2012

  The nuclear powered submarine was the promise of the Cold War: a machine that is powered by a virtually inexhaustible source of power, is almost impossible to detect, yet packs a punch big enough to destroy the top 20 cities of any country. Of course the big players in this arena were the United […]

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Byelorussia in the Fall of 1943 was not a lovely place to be; typically this rural Russian agrarian province would see piles of hay, feedstocks, some light industry, rail yards, lovely small cities like Minsk and farm animals at the edges of town bringing to market the things people live on. Bread. Milk. Goods. These […]

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Battle Of Kursk, Part Two

July 20, 2010

  Walter Model, German Commander At Kursk   Kursk was also a battle fought with what today we would call close air support. The Junkers 87 dive bomber, with it’s attack siren and steep diving attitude struck fear into ground troops. During the battle of Kursk, the Germans used them to good effect, particularly by […]

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The Battle Of Kursk – Part One

July 19, 2010

Part One After having lost the entire German 6th Army in Stalingrad in February 1943, Hitler, the German Army staff and frankly, the German people were shocked. Of course propagandists made little of the set back and the German population most likely didn’t know the extent of the loss. Still, just a few months later, […]

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