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Ostrogozhsk–Rossosh Offensive
Part of World War II
DateJanuary 13[1]-27, 1943
LocationOstrogozhsk, Rossosh
Result Soviet victory
Hungary Hungary
Italy Italy
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
20,000 casulaties 7,000 casualties

The Ostrogozhsk–Rossosh Offensive (Russian: Острогожско-Россошанская операция) was an offensive of the Voronezh Front on the Eastern Front of World War II against the Hungarian 2nd Army and partially Italian 8th Army. The offensive was supported from the south by the right flank of the Soviet 6th Army and the 3rd Guards Tank Army of Pavel Rybalko.

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Some sources give January 12 as the start of the operation. On this day the combat reconnaissance ("probing") was carried out by Soviet advance guard troops. The major Soviet forces were put into action on the next day.

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Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • (Russian) Голиков Ф. И. Острогожско-Россошанская операция, Военно-исторический журнал, 1973, № 1.
  • (de) Thomas Schlemmer (Hrsg.) : Die Italiener an der Ostfront 1942/43: Dokumente zu Mussolinis Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion (übersetzt von Georg Kuck). München, Oldenbourg, 2005, 291 pages, Literaturverz. S. [275] - 283. Schriftenreihe der Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 91, ISBN 3-486-57847-2.
  • (de) V. P. Morozov: Westlich von Woronesh: Kurzer militärhistorischer Abriss der ... ,veröffentlicht 1959, Verlag des Ministeriums für Nationale Verteidigung, 202 pages.
  • (it) Alessandro Massignani: Alpini e Tedeschi sul Don. Edizioni Gino Rossato, Novale-Valdagno (Vicenza) 1991.
  • (it) * Mario Rigoni Stern: Ritorno sul Don. Einaudi 1973, Edizione collana Nuovi Coralli, ISBN 88-06-38026-5.

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