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Kursk 1943

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One of the most important moments in the history of World War II, the battle of Kursk (1943) was the greatest tank battle, and Germany's last offensive on the Eastern Front.

• Watch the detailed map animation, showing the formations, attacks and development of the battle.

• Listen to the audio commentary and follow the full course of the assault.

• Read the historical account of the background, the course of the action and the aftermath to Kursk.

• View the gallery, featuring photographs and uniform and tank artworks, and study the locator map which shows you where the battle happened. A handy chart gives you a breakdown of the numbers of forces on each side.

• Try out your knowledge with the battle quiz. Do you know which side had the greater numbers? Or why Hitler postponed the launch of Operation Citadel? Or which Soviet tank inspired the development of the Panther?

This is history at hand – one of the major events in world history on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.