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Kharkov in June 1942 under German occupation.

Kharkov [Харькoв] or as Kharkiv is a city today in Ukraine. It was founded about 1650 by a band of Cossacks, of whom the chief, Khariton, is popularly supposed to have given it is name, although the anterior existence of a rivulet in the vicinity bearing the same name questions this story. It was in Tsarist times the seat of the provincial government of the same name. In 1875 the city's population was given as 91,000.[1]

Major battles took place here during World War II:

The four named battles are:

External links


  1. Murray, John, Russia, Poland, and Finland, Revised Third edition, London, 1975, pps:305-307.
  2. (1995) When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler. University of Kansas Press, 70.