A young Soviet soldier, severely injured, crawls towards his German captors after surrendering during the Battle of Kursk. Although the battle would end in a decisive Soviet victory, with the Soviets retaking an area along a 2,000 km (1,200 miles) wide front, losses were still heavy, with over 254,470 Soviet soldiers killed, missing or captured and 608,833 reported as sick or wounded. German losses were also heavy, but less so than for the Soviets. Germany reported a total of approximately 198,000 killed, missing and wounded in action. Near Kursk, Kursk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. July 1943.