The Battle of Kursk was the largest tank battle in history, involving some 6,000 tanks. July 5th, 1944. German and Soviet forces clash on the Eastern Front near Kursk in the Soviet Union. The battle begins with the German offensive “Operation Citadel” that has the objective of pinching off the Kursk salient with simultaneous attacks from the north and the south.
The Battle of Kursk marked the decisive end of the German offensive capability on the Eastern Front, clearing the way for the great Soviet offensives of 1944 – 1945 and the final defeat of Hitler.