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Tag : Belarus

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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1944-06-291944-07-04Minsk Offensive

Soviet troops recapture Minsk from retreating German troops during Operation Bagration. The city had been captured by German Army Group Center in June 1941.

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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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1943-03-22Khatyn massacre

The German 118th Schutzmannschaft battalion, with the participation of Ukrainian and Belarusian collaborators, murder 149 people, including 75 children, in the Belarusian village of Khatyn.

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1941-06-28Minsk Falls

290,000 Soviet troops are captured, 1,500 artillery pieces and 2,500 armoured vehicles are destroyed when German troops from Army Group Center capture Minsk. Hitler is furious when he learns that 250,000 Soviet troops escaped the cauldron.

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