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Visit to Kursk, The southern Salient.

Article about: As part of the series documenting my recent visit to the battlefields of Russia. The following are a few brief photo's from my visit to the southern attack of the Kursk salient. We followed

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    Default Visit to Kursk, The southern Salient.

    As part of the series documenting my recent visit to the battlefields of Russia. The following are a few brief photo's from my visit to the southern attack of the Kursk salient. We followed the route taken by Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler towards Prokhorovka.

    Preserved part of the 1st defence line of the southern salient.
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    The ground over which the German Panzers advanced approaching the 1st defensive line

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    The view towards the Prokhorovka monument from Ribbentropp ridge the site of the main armoured clash between LSSAH and 5th Guards Army.

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    Looking right along Ribbentropp ridge towards the railway ( In the tree line.) which marked the right flank of LssAH axis of advance. Das Reich advanced parallel with LssAH o n the other side of the line, whilst Totenkopf made slow headway in the marshy ground to the left of LssAH.

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    The monument to the battle at Prokhorovka. just lots and lots of tanks.

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    Some other views of the monument site at Prkhorovka.

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    Some rusty bits and pieces of scrap that litter the battlefield !!!!

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    thanks Robin,did you grab the bomb fins by chance.

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    A great posting Robin and a fantastic experience you must have had :-) so much to see in Russia.
    If I was there I would have to come home with a souvenir.

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    A few photo's of the museum at Prokhorovka.

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    My apologies that some photo's are on their side, I will contact a mod and have the problem fixed.

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    Hi Harry, sadly not. Always a problem when you travel with hand luggage only. Would have been fun trying to explain to customs on the way out. I got the third degree with just a .50 casing I found on the northern part of the salient.

    Hello SK and thanks for the comment. Although I had very little time to look for militaria to bring home I found nothing earlier then mid cold war stuff for sale. Possibly this is as a result of the 70 year rule.
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    that's a shame Robin.

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    Robin i'm not sure how i missed this thread , probably because i was away on Tour , great photos again , how did the Guides describe the Battle at Prokhorovka ??
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hello Paul,

    The battle itself was described by Bob Kershaw rather than local guides. The specifics centred around the actions on Ribbentrop ridge, the advance to this point and the tactics used by the German forces and engaging Soviet forces.

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    Was wondering if Bob gave the old version or the real version about the Battle at Prokhorovka on the 12th July ? Hopefully the real version !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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