Battle of Kursk Facts
• The battle
involved over 4 million people from both sides, in addition to 70,000 artillery
guns, 23,000 tanks and 12,000 warplanes.
• It lasted 50
days and nights and ended on 23 August with a conclusive victory of the Soviet
• Some 200,000
residents of Kursk died in the battle. Their names have been inscribed in the
Book of Memory.
• There are
around 400 wartime monuments in the region of Kursk.
of the battle: 51°30'04"N, 51°30'03"N, 36°03'05"E
• It is estimated that by the end of the battle
around 350 German tanks were destroyed. On the other hand around 600 – 800 Soviet tanks were destroyed, but there
is no reliable data about it.
• The Battle of Kursk represented the last German
offensive on the Eastern front.
• The biggest tank battle in history took place in
July 12 in Prkhorovkha, where it is estimated that 1,500 tanks participated.
• The Soviets knew about the German plans before,
and the fact that the Germans delayed their attack helped the Soviets get more organized until the beginning of the
battle in July.