Operation Tiger-Stellung (i)

tiger position

The 'Tiger-Stellung' (i) was a German fallback position on the Eastern Front along the line connecting Daugava near Vitebsk and Romny via Kasprowicz, Desna near Bryansk and east to Konotop (1943/44).

It was intended to continue the position to the south, ending at Melitopol with a connection to the Sea of Azov. Authorisation for the establishment of this lengthy position’s initial element, in the area of Generalfeldmarschall GŁnther von Kluge’s Heeresgruppe 'Mitte', was granted on 24 March 1943 and work began on the basis of the previous 'OKH-Stellung' plan.