The Race for Belgorod πŸ°πŸ‡πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

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β€œIn war there is no prize for the runner-up.” β€” General Omar Bradley
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Given the reclaim of Kharkov after the Soviet’s armored spearheads laid wasted on the wilderness of the eastern Ukraine, the Germans started to commence a further attempt to enlarge their triumph – Belgorod.

The first to start their offensive to the north was Korps Raus, and the movement by this Korps was led by the Grossdeutschland Division. At the same time Korps Raus drew all the attention of the three separate mobile formations of the 40th and the 69th Armies onto itself, in the shape of the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Guards Tank Corps. [Isaev] Following the capture of Bogodukhov the GD Division moved further north and, in the area around Borisovka (some 60km north of Kharkov), they came under fire from three Soviet tank corps. The 2nd Guard Tank Corps amounted to more…

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Ellie Wolfe

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3 thoughts on “The Race for Belgorod πŸ°πŸ‡πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί”

  1. A really good book on the eastern front, from an Axis perspective, is by Guy Sajer, and is called the Forgotten Soldier. Some have said that his account is a fabrication, but when I read it about 10 years or so ago, it was very moving. It is a lengthy read, but it puts a more human perspective on the participants.

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