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Diary August 5, 1943


German tanks awaiting the Russian offensive near Belgorod.
German tanks awaiting the Russian offensive near Belgorod.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, August 5, 1943:

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Orel and Belgorod taken by Russians.

Mediterranean

Sicily: British troops take Catania.

Pacific

Solomons: Americans capture Munda Airfield (New Georgia).

Home Fronts

USSR: 120-gun ‘Victory Salute’ fired in Moscow at midnight to celebrate liberation of Orel.

Politics

Sweden: Government revokes agreement permitting passage of German troops and munitions along her railways.

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