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- n. Plural form of commander in chief.
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Stavka, the headquarters of the Red Army, issued the commanders in chief of the Bryansk and Voronezh Fronts the following instructions for the defense of the salient: "During the defensive battle inflict maximum losses on the enemy assault groups from the north and south, wipe out their forces and then begin the counteroffen-sive" (W.G. Posnyak, The Battle near Kursk).
While Wittmann was destroying four Soviet tanks and silencing an enemy battery that morning, and while every man of the 13th Tiger Company was giving his all in an effort to turn the tide of battle, in the Führer headquarters in East Prussia the commanders in chief of the eastern front were facing Hitler.