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Episode 7 – Beaten back

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OKW’s War Diary on 10th July 1943 recorded that “Ninth Army’s attacks were unable to penetrate the enemy’s line of resistance”. Over the ensuing weeks Model’s exhausted forces had to be reinforced from the equally depleted southern side of the Kursk salient, while the Red Army launched a series of massive counter-attacks on both fronts which only halted nearly two years later in front of Hitler’s Chancellery. Mark Healy (“Zitadelle” 2008) summarised the approximate cost of the abortive campaign in its first two weeks (north & south salients including Prokhorovka on 12th July) as follows; Written-off tanks/SPGs (i.e. destroyed beyond repair or recovery) – German 280, Russian 1,800. Casualties – German 57,000 (of which 12,000 dead), Russian 178,000 (of which 36,000 dead). Aircraft – German 200, Russian figure unavailable. Signing off on this series about the lesser-known Kursk northern salient battles with this batch of monochromes, depicting the last German attempts to break through near Ponyri and the overwhelming Russian response. Thanks for looking in again, judging by the encouraging comments over the past year’s episodes it seems there is a place for this kind of diorama/photography, so watch this space.
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About the Author

About Tim Martin (Dioramartin)
FROM: NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

Celebrating 50th year of scale model building (1966, Ford Mustang in Boston, Mass.) & the glue hasn't got to me yyyyet. Born & lived in England until 1987, since then in beautiful Sydney Australia.


Comments

Great again!! soldiers & tanks are so realistic!!
JUN 04, 2017 - 07:35 PM
G'day Tim! Once again, this is an outstanding composition accompanied by storyline! We're watching, so keep 'em coming! Cheers!🍿 —mike
JUN 05, 2017 - 09:36 AM
My salute for every scene you made! The figures are so lifelike and amazing vehicles and ground base, congratulations. ^^
JUN 06, 2017 - 03:35 AM
Thanks guys & g’day Mike good to hear from you again – been roady-ing for the Supremes or what? Already working on a new project, getting it to the point where either it will crash & burn…or I will
JUN 06, 2017 - 03:54 PM
Congratulations.. you have pulled it off again. great work. Kip.
JUN 06, 2017 - 09:08 PM
Another stellar diorama! Keep them coming!!!! They really tell the story!
JUN 08, 2017 - 07:07 AM
i legitly thought it was real untill i saw a figure better
JUN 09, 2017 - 05:21 PM
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