A visual examination of the battle of Prokhorovka

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A visual examination of the battle of Prokhorovka

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 14 May 2019 20:52

Journal of Intelligence History A visual examination of the battle of Prokhorovka
Ben Wheatley
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10 ... 19.1606545

ABSTRACT
The battle of Prokhorovka was steeped in Soviet legend (and myth) for many decades. This remained the case until post-Soviet era research revealed the reality of a Soviet armoured disaster. Building on this knowledge this article explores Luftwaffe reconnaissance photographs taken in the days and weeks immediately following the battle of Prokhorovka. The photographs provide visual confirmation across the battlefield of the demise of the 5th Guards Tank Army’s 18th and 29th Tank Corps’. The battle’s most famous locations are visualized (many for the first time) in wartime photographs; these include the notorious anti-tank ditch, Hill 252.2, Oktiabrskiy state farm, Storozhevoye Woods and the site of Tiger tank duels on and close to Hill 241.6.

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