The Great War – Documentary (2010) – S1, Ep9 – The Battle of Kursk

The Battle of Kursk

in the summer of 1943 Nazi forces armed with new advanced weaponry launch Operation Citadel expecting success comparable to their last two summer offensives. Their plan is to encircle the Soviet forces in a large salient near Kursk. But the battle plan is obvious and the Soviets are fore-warned, deeply entrenched and much better armed and experienced than in previous summer campaigns. Ironically, the Nazi’s top defensive commander will lead the offensive while the Soviet’s top offensive tactician will play defense. The result is incredible carnage and a fatal defeat