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World War II

First Battle of Kharkov

Monday Oct 20, 1941
Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Kharkov, Ukraine)

By 20 October the Germans had reached the western edge of Kharkov, it was taken by 24 October. At that time, however, most of Kharkiv's industrial equipment had been evacuated or rendered useless by the Soviet authorities.


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