Table of Data Points

Tag : Poland

1945-01-17Warsaw Liberated

Soviet troops entered the ruins of the city of Warsaw, and liberated Warsaw's suburbs from German occupation.

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1945-01-01Unternehmen Bodenplatte

The final major Luftwaffe offensive during the war and a massive effort to disable allied air power in the low countries. The effort was ultimately a pyrrhic tactical success. Allied losses were replaced in weeks.

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1944-11-30Anne Frank Deported

Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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1944-10-29Breda Liberated

A successful outflanking manoeuvre planned and performed by General Maczek, Polish 1st Armoured Division, allowed liberation of the city of Breda without any civilian casualties.

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1944-10-241944-11-08Operation Infatuate

The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division is forced to fight it's away across the 40 metre wide Walcheren Causeway, a mile-long land bridge from South Beveland to the island. German troops hold the island until the 8th of November.

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1944-09-22Black Friday

German counterattacks were still being mounted along the length of the corridor. Two mixed armoured formations on either side of Highway 69 attacked between Veghel and Grave; one group managed to cut the highway and prevent any further advance to Arnhem.

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1944-09-171944-09-25Market Garden

Initially successful, this massive airborne operation captured several bridges between Eindhoven and Nijmegen. Ground forces were delayed at Son. Without tank support the British at Arnhem were overrun on the 21st. No victory for the allies in 1944.

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1944-08-19Bagration Closes

The massive offensive by the 1st Baltic, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belorussian Fronts resulted in the almost complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre. The operation "was the most calamitous defeat of all the German armed forces in World War II".

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1944-08-011944-10-02Warsaw Uprising

Part of a nationwide rebellion intended to last for only a few days until the Soviet Army reached the city. The Soviet advance stopped short, however, while Polish resistance against the German forces continued for 63 days.

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1944-06-221944-08-19Operation Bagration

The 1st Baltic, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belorussian fronts embark on an offensive to strike into the "strategic depths" of the German line, to reach the Vistula river and Warsaw and put the red army within striking distance Berlin.

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