The Battle of Kursk is one of two most famous World War II battles of the Eastern Front, the other one being the Battle of Stalingrad. Unfortunately, just as is the case with much of what happened during WWII, the actual facts have been distorted to suit the Jewish propaganda whereas Germany is always portrayed as an aggressor and an inferior fighting force. Therefore, what is officially recognized as a historical fact surrounding the Battle of Kursk is not only way off, it’s got virtually nothing to do with what really went down. Fortunately, a lot of footage and documentation from the time period have been preserved which allow us to get a realistic picture of the event. So let’s debunk the myth and focus strictly on facts. This is The Battle of Kursk.
The Myth of Kursk
What one would find out if they were to look up info on the Battle of Kursk is that there was a death ride of the panzers at Prokhorovka on July 11 and 12, 1943 and a big battle took place whereas hundreds of German Panzerkampfwagen Mark V Panther and Panzerkampfwagen Mark VI Tiger tanks rode shoulder to shoulder across the dusty plains to meet with Soviet tanks and do battled with them at point-blank range. But the Soviets rode bravely into their midst and threw the Germans off. Outmaneuvered by the Soviet tank force’s audacious tactics, the Germans suffered a devastating defeat and the surviving SS divisions fled, leaving hundreds of tanks behind.
As a compelling and dramatic story, this version delivers, but it is essentially naught but a myth. Preserved daily tank strength reports, combat records and microfilms stored at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. tell of a different tide of events, but these have been successfully suppressed and a false story force-fed to the public.
One of the most influential books that contributed to the myths is “The Tigers are Burning” by Martin Caiden (1973). The book became a best seller and contributed a great deal toward misinformation on Operation Citadel. It is an exciting read, however it has so precious little to do with actual history, it should be considered fiction.
The Tigers are Burning is a by-product of propaganda by Jewish Bolsheviks from the Soviet Union. Thereby, the book overinflates the significance of the battle, the scope of the battle and the loses the Germans took. The latter was clearly done to justify their own loses. And what better way to do it than by exaggerating the size, power and losses of the Germans.
What Lead to the Battle
The Soviets succeeded in surrounding the Germans in Stalingrad and reclaiming Caucasus. Their offensive however did not stop there and the Reds continued to push westward. German forces paused to recuperate and to wait for the development of new battle armor, including new Panther tanks, Elefant tank destroyers, and other weaponry. The attack on the Kursk salient, the operation with a codename Citadel was to be launched after.
Citadel was purely operational and unlike the claims of the myth, would not change the strategic situation on the East Front regardless of the outcome. Even if it was largely successful, at most it would delay subsequent offensives by the Soviets. One of the claims of the Kursk Myth is that German victory would paralyze the Soviets so much, the Germans would be able to turn around and march all the way to the West Front to battle the Allies.
Debunking the Battle of Kursk Myths
One of the most common Kursk myths spread is that Operation Citadel revolved around the battle of Prokhorovka and that it was a battle between tank forces. The fact is – Citadel was much, much greater than one distinct battle and had frontlines stretching over hundreds of miles. Likewise, the victory was ultimately decided by infantry divisions, not armored divisions.
Another myth has it that the battle at Prokhorovka was the largest tank battle in history. The mythmakers typically say as any as 2,000 tanks fought shoulder to shoulder at Prokhorovka, but that’s a complete untruth. Only one of three SS Panzergrenadier divisions (the Liebsstandarte Adolf Hitler – LSSAH) fought this battle, with the other two fighting their own separate battles. LSSAH entered the battle at Prokhorovka after a week of intense fighting with supplies substantially depleted – they were down to 100 tanks, assault guns, and tank destroyers on the eve of battle. They were met by the Soviet 18th and 29th Tank Corps with a combined force of about 421 tanks, assault guns, and tank destroyers. Only 455 actual tanks were fielded at Prokhorovka, contrary to the claims of thousands.
Considering that the battle at Gembloux in France on May 14 and 15 involved two full-strength Panzer divisions, each with about 300 tanks and two full-strength French Light Mechanized Divisions, each with about 260 tanks, the battle at Prokhorovka was definitely not the largest tank battle in history.
Another myth states that Soviets were ramming German tanks to knock them over because their guns were ineffective against the superior German armor. This is as much a post war fabrication as gas chambers in concentration camps. There is no report, not German nor Russian on anything of sorts happening. It makes for a cool story, though. Kind of as gas chambers, soap from people and lamp shades from human skin do – all of which are a bunch of Jewish lies. The only documented instance of tank-ramming happened in Normandy when a British Sherman rammed a German Tiger.
Another myth revolves around the popular “death ride of the Panzers” line. It’s supposed to signify that the Germans lost many tanks in the battle. Propaganda sources claim 1,200 tanks were destroyed during the battle at Prokhorovka, which is as severely overinflated as 2,000 tanks participating in total.
Fact of a matter is, on the first day of the battle, the Soviet 29th Tank Corp lost 75% of their tanks while the losses on the Germans side were barely noticeable. Germans kicked the Reds’ asses at Prokhorovka which is why Jewish Bolsheviks needed to overinflate the size of the German force. In total numbers, 7 of the LSSAH tanks were permanently damaged, with 25 suffering minor damages which put them temporarily out of order until repaired. That makes a total of 32 lost tanks on the German side.
The Soviets, on the other hand permanently lost documented 134 tanks (real number could be higher) and additional 125 were temporarily decommissioned due to damage. Total Soviet losses – 259 tanks. More than 19 times the permanent losses of the Germans.
Another popular myth is the portrayal of the Battle of Kursk in a dry environment with the tanks raising the clouds of dust. Nothing could be further from the truth. We know that combat operations were severely hampered by heavy downpours with frequent thunderstorms. The ground was waterlogged, roads in poor shape.
Another myth is the use of Panthers tanks by SS divisions in Kursk. These new tanks, including Tigers and Elefant tank destroyers were still in production and only the Gross Deutschland Division had a few of them, but they did not play a major role. Unlike you would see in common drawings and paintings of the Battle of Kursk, Panthers, Tigers and Elefants were a rare sight. There were only 4 Tigers at Prokhorovka, but paintings show waves of them rolling toward the Soviets.
Another myth which was fabricated by the Americans says that Adolf Hitler called Citadel off because he wanted to shift forces to the new western front the Americans and British created in Sicily. Hitler did call Citadel off, but it had nothing to do with the island off the coast of Italy. Allied forces just wanted to make themselves look like their contributions were worthwhile so they made this up. Citadel was stalled by the Soviets who launched their own contra offensives on the German forces which were needed to continue with Operation Citadel. With support from these forces stalled, Citadel was rendered ineffective so the decision was made to withdraw units.
Hitler made the right decision to end Citadel as Germany could not have won at Kursk. Because newly obtained evidence shows that the Battle of Kursk was a greater loss for the Soviets that it was for the Germans, the Jew historians at least try to make the most of discrediting Hitler by stating that he had called off Citadel early and that it could have resulted in victory for the Germans had he left it be. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt by the Jew to portray Hitler as a bad decision maker.
The Battle of Kursk Documentary
If you wish to watch a documentary based vastly on myths surrounding the Battle of Kursk, one that is produced by Allies so it systematically tries to involve them where they contributed next to nothing, and one that takes every opportunity it can to portray Adolf Hitler in bad light, but contains valuable historical footage, check out the video below: