World War II, Europe the Eastern Front

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  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    The German Army luanches Operation Barbarossa, a surprise attach on the Soviet Russia with three million men. The German commander General Franz Halder had predicted the campaign would last 8 - 10 weeks.
  • Battle of Smolensk

    Battle of Smolensk
    Soviet armies are encircled and destroyed by German forces, 300,000 men captured.
  • Battle of Kiev

    German forces captured 665,000 Soviet soldiers, largest encirclement of the war.
  • Siege of Leninggrad

    Siege of Leninggrad
    The siege would last more than 900 days. Over one million Russian's died from combat, or starvation. People turned to cannibalism in order to survive.
  • Operation Typhoon

    Operation Typhoon
    The German Army advances to within sight of Moscow before being halted in their tracks by the Russian winter. Soviet counter-offensive forces the German Army back.
  • Operation Uranus

    Operation Uranus
    The German 6th Army is encircled by the Russian's, Soviets capture Field Marshal Paulus on February 2, 1943. This is arguable the turning point of the War.
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    The German 6th Army is encircled by the Russian's, Soviets capture Field Marshal Paulus on February 2, 1943 and 90,000 Germans. This is arguable the turning point of the War, from this point on the German's were no longer moving forward.
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    Field Marshal Manstein was forced to stop, and retreat from Operation Citadel. Largest tank battle in the history of war, so 6,000 plus tanks involved in a battle of over 2,000,000 men.
  • Operation Bagration

    Operation Bagration
    The destruction of German Army Group Center.
  • The Battle of Berlin

    The Battle of Berlin
    The German Army had been beaten back to the Capital of the Third Reich! The Russians assaulted with 2,500,000 men.
  • Hitler's Death

    Hitler's Death
    Adolf Hitler committed suicide by shoot himself in the head.
  • European War Ends

    European War Ends
    End of World War II in Europe. The Germans wartime casualties on the Eastern front number about 10,000,000. The Soviet lost about 27,000,000.
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    Eastern Front WWII.