#0717_01 The Mius Front is Penetrated - PzC 00 Mius 43
#0717_01 The Mius Front is PenetratedBy John Tiller Software
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Mius River Area: 30km North of Rostov on the Southern part of the Russian Front, 17 July, 1943: A few days after the opening of the German attack on Kursk the Soviets began preparation to attack the heavily fortified German "Mius Line". The Mius River flows south through the Ukraine in the area north Rostov, where it empties into the Sea of Azov. Here, after the failure of the Kursk Offensive, the Soviets are ready to attack this heavily fortified sector of the "Mius Line". The goal of the operation was to threaten Stalino. The sector selected for the attack was 25 miles long and defended by the new 6th Army. The plan was to break the front line with the 5th Shock and 28th Armies and then to exploit any success with the 2nd Guards Army that was standing by at the ready. The Germans historically held the line through July 23rd when both sides, exhausted from the battle, suspended the action.