27 July 1943
Counterattack launched by Soviet Southwest Front on 17 July comes to a halt after taking bridgeheads over the Northern Donets.
War in the Air
The RAF carry out a second raid of Hamburg (night of 27/28 July), three days after their first visit. The second raid triggers a firestorm that devastates large parts of the city.
Inferno: The Devastation of Hamburg, 1943, Keith Lowe
. Quite possibly the best book yet written on the Allied bombing campaign against Germany, Lowe examines the week-long attack on Hamburg in July 1943 from the point of view of the bomber pilots, the German night fighter pilots and the citizens of Hamburg. A brilliantly researched and written account of one of the more somber periods in European History. [see more
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