8th Mechanized Corps battles Army Group Centre, Dubno, June 1941.

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Earthican, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Earthican

    Earthican Senior Member

    While I rarely search for information on the Soviet-German front, I have once again come across a nice battle article that is sadly lacking maps. And once again I have found other maps that can be put to that purpose --why else would I post here.

    Here's the article:

    On the role of the 8th Mechanized Corps in the June 1941 counteroffensive mounted by the South-Western Front - ENGLISH.BATTLEFIELD.RU - ENGLISH.BATTLEFIELD.RU

    Here's the source for the situation map (AMVAS site).



    The battle map for the first counterattack is from Google Maps. I surmise the difference in spelling is the use of Latin characters in Russian(text) versus Ukraine(map).


    Since I was not able to identify the towns with any certainty (Pelcha, etc.), I have not included a battle map for the second counter attack. But the general area is between Brody and Dubno. Pan southwest to L'viv and use the '+' button to zoom in. Brody is northeast of L'viv.

    Map detect

    I would like more information on the second counterattack. While the enemy losses were probably over estimated, the presence of T-34's and KV's lends some credit to the reports. If anybody knows of additional sources (from either side) in books or on the web please post.

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  2. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

  3. Earthican

    Earthican Senior Member

    While the map posted above has a better appearance, I think the map I used in the starting post better matches the article I linked to.

    However I think the map above may correspond to other interpretations of the battle other than the version of the commander of the 8th Mechanized Corps.
  4. Earthican

    Earthican Senior Member

  5. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Maybe this one


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  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    This is better.
  7. freebird

    freebird Senior Member

    Maybe this one

    Great maps!
    From a Russian site?
  8. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Great maps!
    From a Russian site?

    From a book

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