Sunday Mar 10, 2024

The Third Battle of Kharkiv: Episode 45

After their stunning, bloody defeat at Stalingrad, the Germans withdrew west to the Donets River in Ukraine, and the Red Army swept ahead as much as 800 km. But the Germans were still a potent force, and in March 1943, were ready to retake Kharkiv. 

Map 1: The counter-attack in the Donbas


Map 2: The advances on Kharkiv 


Map 3: Withdrawal from the Rzhev salient


Maps 4 and 5: The front in March 1943


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