The Battle of Kursk

The Battle of Kursk was the Germans second attempt to invade the Soviet Union which ended in failure. While Hitler postponed the invasion till July to let newly produced tanks reach the attack, the Soviets were able to make new defenses and launch a counteroffensive. Hitler had to force his troops to retreat to help Italy which was being invaded by America.

Combatants:

  • Soviet Union
  • Nazi Germany

Allies:

  • Soviet Union

Axis:

  • Nazi Germany

Outcome:

  • Soviet victory

Casualties:

  • Allies:250,000
  • Axis:56,000