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Soviet Army had been skillful at using maskirovka. During Uranus offensive at Stalingrad and at Kursk. That included building false bridges, trenches, etc.

> (at Stalingrad) Stavka succeeded in moving a million men, 1000 tanks, 14,000 guns and 1400 aircraft into position without alerting their enemy

> In mid-June 1943 German army high command (OKH) had estimated 1500 Soviet tanks in the Kursk salient, against the true figure of over 5100, and underestimated Soviet troop strength by a million.


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