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This edition: The Battle of Kursk





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1943 - Germany and Russia clash near the Soviet city of Kursk, as each vies for control of the Eastern Front. The Germans are led by Field Marshal Von Manstein - an aristocratic master tactician. Facing him across the battlefield is the Red Army's Marshal Zhukov - ruthless, opinionated and dangerous to know. Hitler is convinced new super-weapons like the mammoth Tiger tank will win the fight and insists Von Manstein holds off his attack until more arrive. Zhukov exploits the delay and orders his men to dig for victory. They create an elaborate network of defenses to grind the enemy down - or blow them up... The two armies finally meet in a titanic clash of tanks - on a mind-blowing scale. It is the biggest tank battle of all time and the result changes the course of the war forever.

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