Table of Data Points

Tag : Soviet Union

1945-04-211945-04-30Battle of Bautzen

In the last Germany armoured counter attack of the war, and arguably the last military victory, elements of the Fallschirm Panzer and Panzergrenadier Divisions "Hermann Goring" were successful in driving the 2nd Polish army from Bautzen.

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1945-04-20Leipzig Captured

US troops of the 69th Infantry Division captures Leipzig. In July 1945 the U.S. turned the city over to the Red Army as it pulled back to occupation zone boundaries.

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1945-04-16Goya Sunk

In one of the largest maritime disasters in history, the German transport ship Goya was sunk by a Soviet submarine. When the ship went down she was carrying over 7000 civilians and wounded Wehrmacht troops. 183 survived.

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1945-04-161945-05-02Battle of Berlin

The last remaining depleted, badly equipped, and disorganised Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS divisions, as well as many Volkssturm and Hitler Youth members, fight in the suburbs of Berlin against Soviet troops.

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1945-04-161945-04-19Seelow Heights

Close to one million Soviet soldiers of the 1st Belorussian Front commanded by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, attacked the position known as "Gates of Berlin". They were opposed by about 110,000 German soldiers of the Ninth Army.

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1945-04-061945-04-09Battle of Konigsberg

After a three day full scale assault by Soviet troops from the the 3rd Belorussian Front, the defending German garrison at Konigsberg surrenders. This was the last major operation in the east Prussian offensive.

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1945-04-021945-04-13Vienna Offensive

Soviet forces surround and besiege the Austrian capital of Vienna. The city eventually falls and the residents are subjected to weeks of violence by occupying Soviet troops.

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1945-02-23Poznan Liberatted

The German garrison at Poznan capitulates and the city is captured by Soviet and Polish forces.

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1945-02-041945-02-11Yalta Conference

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the organization of post war Europe.

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1945-01-30Wilhelm Gustloff

Wilhelm Gustloff sunk after being hit by three torpedoes fired by the Soviet submarine S-13. Over 9000 lives were lost when the ship went down in icy Baltic waters, the worst maritime disaster in history.

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