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PostSubject: 75th Anniversary   Wed 18 Jul 2018, 8:54 pm

For you armor aficianados out there, the month of July marks the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Kursk. Once thought to be the greatest tank battle in history, it has been demoted to second place by a recent study of war records. Still, when over a million human beings, tens of thousands of artillery and well over a thousand tanks go to battle over a single area of land, it's beyond comprehension.

It's believed that Germany relocating Panzer forces from Italy and Northern France for Operation Citadel aided in the success of the Allies in Sicily and Normandy.
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PostSubject: Re: 75th Anniversary   Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:44 pm

Hmmm... which tank battle is now thought to be in in top spot Mike?

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PostSubject: Re: 75th Anniversary   Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:36 pm

I remember seeing an episode on one of the TV histories of the war. We too often undervalue the tremendous sacrifices the Russians made. Stopping the Nazis in a near "free for all" gigantic battle was impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: 75th Anniversary   Thu 19 Jul 2018, 2:23 pm

Skid wrote:
Hmmm... which tank battle is now thought to be in in top spot Mike?

Now, historians are saying it was the Battle of Brody, in western Ukraine (1941).
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PostSubject: Re: 75th Anniversary   Thu 19 Jul 2018, 7:24 pm

It was definetly the battle of Swords circa 1976 in the sand pit in my mates back garden when we were 7 years old
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PostSubject: Re: 75th Anniversary   Fri 20 Jul 2018, 11:54 am

dublin boy wrote:
It was definetly the battle of Swords circa 1976 in the sand pit in my mates back garden when we  were 7 years old

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