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Today in World War II History—July 25, 1941

Baseball card for Lefty Grove, 1933 (Goudey Gum Company, public domain)

Baseball card for Lefty Grove, 1933 (Goudey Gum Company, public domain)

80 Years Ago—July 25, 1941: In the Ukraine, the largest tank battle of the war so far begins; the Germans will prevail after a four-day battle.

Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox earns his 300th career win, which is also his last win before retirement.

Gen. Heinz Guderian at a forward command post for one of his Panzer regiments near Kiev, Ukraine, 31 July 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-L19885)

Gen. Heinz Guderian at a forward command post for one of his Panzer regiments near Kiev, Ukraine, 31 July 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-L19885)