The Battle of Kursk, fought between the Soviet and German armies on the eastern front in July and August of 1943.
It was the largest tank battle ever fought in military history.
The Germans were able to destroy 300-400 Soviet tanks and self-propelled guns but they were unable to break through into open ground and encircle and destroy the Soviets.
The German Kursk offensive, codenamed Citadel, was later aborted, and their forces were withdrawn. The Red Army went on a general offensive and seized the strategic initiative which it was to hold for the rest of the war.
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