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A Visual Examination Of The Battle Of Prokhorovka


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Ive a feeling thats ordinary resolution. If you look at Google Earth, they have Luftwaffe imagery overlay for most of the UK if you set it at the 1940's. The resolution is no better. I guess it was probaby highly dependent on the speed and altitude they took it at.

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Ive a feeling thats ordinary resolution. If you look at Google Earth, they have Luftwaffe imagery overlay for most of the UK if you set it at the 1940's. The resolution is no better. I guess it was probaby highly dependent on the speed and altitude they took it at.

Only goes to 2011

 

tank ditch is

51° 0'42.15"N

36°38'35.01"E

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Looking again, its much more localized than I remember. But it does have London, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Chester and Edinburgh. My local airfield is on it, showing what appears to be a Lockheed Hudson flying over it. :D

 

Doesnt seem to feature the continent sadly.

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Between February 1943 and July 1944, no Hungarian Army forces served with the German Army in the east. Survivors of the Hungarian Second Army after the Second Battle of Voronezh were repatriated to Hungary by the German command. No replacements were forthcoming from Hungary.

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After the near destruction of the Second Army in January 1943, it was placed in charge of the occupation forces on 17 January 43, and subsequently redesignated as the Hungarian Occupation Forces Command on 1 May 1943. Parts of which had already been in the occupation forces, parts were remnants of the 2nd Hungarian Army. On 1 January 43 there had been seven security divisions (1, 102, 105, 108, 121, 124, 201 Light Divisions); by 4 March 1943 this had increased to eleven, (these same 1, 102, 105, 108, 121, 124, 201 Light Divisions, plus four former Second Army 9, 12, 19, 23 Light Divisions (reforming). By 7 July 43, there were thirteen, (1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 201 Light Divisions); with the total manpower growing to 121,000 men. In addition, approximately four infantry regiments plus misc. other units arrived from 1943. to early 1944. (Note that the light divisions were consolidated into nine three-regiment divisions over the winter 1943/44.)

 

You can download my book. Specifically, see Chapter 13, which deals with the Hungarian occupation forces.

http://http://niehorster.org/015_hungary/book/Royal_Hungarian_Army_1920-1945.pdf

 

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Interesting to note the weight of Russian artillery on the defense in a battle with no breakthrough and pursuit on the attack. That weight must have been paralyzing, especially to the attacking infantry and combat engineers.

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Thanks Leo, I stand corrected.

 

Krisztián Ungváry has also many books about the various level of operations of the Royal Hungarian Army, and events of the first half of the last century up to 1956. Unfortunately I was not able to find his book about the Occupation Forces in English, only a review of it among other works, starting at page 130.

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