October 12, 2014

Monuments at Prokhorovka

Modern day Prokhorovka is a quiet town of some 10,000 inhabitants. In July 1943 it was the scene of a fierce tank battle, mainly between the II SS Panzerkorps and the 5th Guards Tank Army.

The battle of Kursk – southern sector
The battle of Kursk – southern sector. Prokhorovka marked the limit of the German advance.


Prokhorovka's tank monument
2. Prokhorovka's tank monument.

Field kitchen at Prokhorovka’s war monument
3. A field kitchen at Prokhorovka’s war monument.

Tank monument
4. Another view of Prokhorovka’s tank monument.

Tank monument
5. …and more tanks!!!

Eternal flame war memorial
6. Eternal flame war memorial.

Victory Memorial
7. The Victory Memorial on the Prokhorovka Field erected on Hill 252.2.
The memorial opened on May 3, 1995.

Temple of the glory of the dead Soviet soldiers
8. Prokhorovka’s temple of the glory of the dead Soviet soldiers.


Photos attribution
1. Andrei nacu, GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Alexander Persona Grata, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Navigator-avia, CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4. Alexander Persona Grata, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5. Navigator-avia, CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6., 7. Adam Jones Adam63, CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
8. Navigator-avia, CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons