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World War II

Operation Fredericus

Tuesday May 12, 1942
Izium and Barvinkove, Kharkov Oblast, U.S.S.R.

The Second Battle of Kharkov or Operation Fredericus was a successful Axis counter-offensive in the region around Kharkov. Operation Fredericus took place from 12 to 28 May 1942. The battle was an overwhelming German victory.