The largest tank battle in history was fought on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. In April of 1943, 6,000 German and Soviet tanks, supported by some 2,000,000 infantrymen, had-at-it near the Russian city of Kursk. This article was written a year before the clash and it informed the readers that armored engagements were becoming larger and larger with each battle:
"Tank battles are being fought on an ever-bigger scale and a colossal tank battle is now in progress on a plain spotted with dells and glades. The enemy has thrown more than 1000 tanks into action, as well as many motorized and infantry divisions... The German tanks are meeting with stiff resistance."