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Theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union , Poland and other Allies, which encompassed Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northeast Europe (Baltics), and Southeast Europe (Balkans) from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. Wikipedia

  • European theatre of World War II

    Area of heavy fighting across Europe, starting with Germany's invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 and ending with the United States, the United Kingdom and France conquering most of Western Europe, the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe and Germany’s unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 . The Allied powers fought the Axis powers on two major fronts (the Eastern Front and Western Front) as well as in a strategic bombing offensive and in the adjoining Mediterranean and Middle East theatre. Wikipedia

  • Operation Barbarossa

    The code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation put into action Nazi Germany's ideological goal of conquering the western Soviet Union so as to repopulate it with Germans. Wikipedia

  • World War II

    Global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. Wikipedia

  • Axis and Soviet air operations during Operation Barbarossa

    Axis and Soviet air operations during Operation Barbarossa took place over a six-month period, 22 June – December, 1941. Aviation played a critical role in the fighting on the Eastern Front during this period, in the battles to gain and maintain air superiority or air supremacy, to offer close air support to armies on battlefield, interdicting enemy supply lines, while supplying friendly forces. Wikipedia

  • Continuation War

    Conflict fought by Finland and Nazi Germany, as co-belligerents, against the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944, during World War II. Called the Soviet–Finnish Front of the Great Patriotic War. Wikipedia

  • Winter War

    Military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland. It began with a Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939, three months after the outbreak of World War II, and ended three and a half months later with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. Wikipedia

  • Siege of Leningrad

    Prolonged military blockade undertaken from the south by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany against the Soviet city of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) on the Eastern Front in World War II. The Finnish army invaded from the north, co-operating with the Germans until Finland had recaptured territory lost in the recent Winter War, but refused to make further approaches to the city. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Kursk

    Second World War engagement between German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk in the Soviet Union, during July and August 1943. The battle began with the launch of the German offensive, Operation Citadel (Unternehmen Zitadelle), on 5 July, which had the objective of pinching off the Kursk salient with attacks on the base of the salient from north and south simultaneously. Wikipedia

  • Second Battle of Kharkov

    Axis counter-offensive in the region around Kharkov against the Red Army Izium bridgehead offensive conducted 12–28 May 1942, on the Eastern Front during World War II. To eliminate the Izium bridgehead over Seversky Donets or the "Barvenkovo bulge" which was one of the Soviet offensive's staging areas. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Stalingrad

    The largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia. Marked by fierce close-quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it remains the largest (nearly 2.2 million personnel) and bloodiest (1.8–2 million killed, wounded or captured) battle in the history of warfare. Wikipedia

  • Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive

    Strategic offensive executed by the Soviet 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Ukrainian Fronts, along with the 2nd Belorussian Front, against the German Army Group South and Army Group A, and fought from 24 December 1943 – 17 April 1944. The battles on the right-bank Ukraine and in the Crimea were the most important event of the 1944 winter-spring campaign on the Eastern Front. Wikipedia

  • World War II in Yugoslavia

    Swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the fascist Independent State of Croatia and the Government of National Salvation in the German-occupied territory of Serbia, by the Communist-led republican Yugoslav Partisans. Wikipedia

  • Case Blue

    The German Armed Forces' name for its plan for the 1942 strategic summer offensive in southern Russia between 28 June and 24 November 1942, during World War II. Continuation of the previous year's Operation Barbarossa, intended to knock the Soviet Union out of the war. Wikipedia

  • Invasion of Yugoslavia

    German-led attack on the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers which began on 6 April 1941 during World War II. Put forward in "Führer Directive No. 25", which Adolf Hitler issued on 27 March 1941, following the Yugoslav coup d'état. Wikipedia

  • Operation Bagration

    The codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation, (Белорусская наступательная операция «Багратион», Belorusskaya nastupatelnaya Operatsiya Bagration) a military campaign fought between 23 June and 19 August 1944 in Soviet Byelorussia in the Eastern Front of World War II. The Soviet Union inflicted the biggest defeat in German military history by destroying 28 out of 34 divisions of Army Group Centre and completely shattered the German front line. Wikipedia

  • Invasion of Poland

    The invasion of Poland (September campaign, Kampania wrześniowa, 1939 defensive war, Wojna obronna 1939 roku, Poland campaign, Polenfeldzug), marked the beginning of World War II. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union. Wikipedia

  • Operation Citadel

    German offensive operation against Soviet forces in the Kursk salient during the Second World War on the Eastern Front that initiated the Battle of Kursk. Referred to as the Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation. Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Dnieper

    Military campaign that took place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of World War II. One of the largest operations in World War II, involving almost 4,000,000 troops at a time stretched on a 1400 km long front. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Berlin

    One of the last major offensives of the European theatre of World War II. Following the Vistula–Oder Offensive of January–February 1945, the Red Army had temporarily halted on a line 60 km east of Berlin. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Prokhorovka

    Fought on 12 July 1943 near Prokhorovka, 87 km southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union, during the Second World War. Part of the wider Battle of Kursk, and occurred when the 5th Guards Tank Army of the Soviet Red Army attacked the II SS-Panzer Corps of the German Wehrmacht in one of the largest tank battles in military history. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Moscow

    Military campaign that consisted of two periods of strategically significant fighting on a 600 km sector of the Eastern Front during World War II. It took place between October 1941 and January 1942. Wikipedia

  • Vistula–Oder Offensive

    Successful Red Army operation on the Eastern Front in the European Theatre of World War II in January 1945. It saw the capture of Kraków, Warsaw and Poznań. Wikipedia

  • Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

    Major theatre of operations during the Second World War. The vast size of the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre saw interconnected naval, land, and air campaigns fought for control of the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe. Wikipedia

  • Prague Offensive

    The last major military operation of World War II in Europe. Fought on the Eastern Front from 6 May to 11 May 1945. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Dunkirk

    Fought in Dunkirk (Dunkerque), France, during the Second World War, between the Allies and Nazi Germany. The defence and evacuation to Britain of British and other Allied forces in Europe from 26 May to 4 June 1940. Wikipedia

  • Jassy–Kishinev Offensive

    Soviet offensive against Axis forces, which took place in Eastern Romania from 20 to 29 August 1944 during World War II. Operation to reclaim the Moldavian SSR and destroy the Axis forces in the region, opening the way into Romania and the Balkans. Wikipedia

  • Defence of the Reich

    Name given to the strategic defensive aerial campaign fought by the Luftwaffe over German-occupied Europe and Nazi Germany during World War II. To prevent the destruction of German civilians, military and civil industries by the Western Allies. Wikipedia

  • Allied invasion of Sicily

    Major campaign of World War II, in which the Allies took the island of Sicily from the Axis powers . It began with a large amphibious and airborne operation, followed by a six-week land campaign, and initiated the Italian Campaign. Wikipedia

  • Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Joint invasion of Czechoslovakia by five Warsaw Pact countries – the Soviet Union, Poland, Bulgaria, East Germany and Hungary – on the night of 20–21 August 1968. Approximately 250,000 Warsaw pact troops attacked Czechoslovakia that night, with Romania and Albania refusing to participate. Wikipedia

  • Operation Achse

    The codename for the German operation supported by Italian fascists to forcibly disarm the Italian armed forces after Italy's armistice with the Allies on 3 September 1943. The Germans disarmed over a million Italian troops within a matter of days, annihilating the Italian military and state. Wikipedia


Sentences forEastern Front (World War II)

  • Germany's war in the East was based on Hitler's long-standing view that Jews were the great enemy of the German people and that Lebensraum was needed for Germany's expansion.Nazi Germany-Wikipedia
  • Although there were thousands of Dutch who risked their lives by hiding Jews from the Germans, over 20,000 Dutch fascists joined the Waffen SS, fighting on the Eastern Front.Netherlands-Wikipedia
  • Germany broke the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, starting what was known in the USSR as the "Great Patriotic War".Soviet Union-Wikipedia
  • Victory Day is the second most popular holiday in Russia; it commemorates the victory over Nazi Germany and its allies in the Great Patriotic War.Russia-Wikipedia
  • In June 1944, the Western allies landed in France and the Soviets pushed into Eastern Europe.Germany-Wikipedia
  • His greatest collaboration with Germany was the sending of volunteers to fight on the Eastern Front.World War II-Wikipedia
  • The diversion of three quarters of the Axis troops and the majority of their air forces from France and the central Mediterranean to the Eastern Front prompted the United Kingdom to reconsider its grand strategy.World War II-Wikipedia
  • Soviet art produced works that were furiously patriotic and anti-fascist during and after the Great Patriotic War.Russia-Wikipedia
  • On 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany broke the non-aggression treaty and invaded the Soviet Union with the largest and most powerful invasion force in human history, opening the largest theater of World War II.Russia-Wikipedia
  • With the war increasingly turning against the Third Reich, more and more troops were pulled from the defence of the city in 1943 to fight on the Eastern Front.Stuttgart-Wikipedia
  • The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War.Russia-Wikipedia
  • The vast majority of the fighting in World War II took place on the Eastern Front.Ukraine-Wikipedia
  • In June 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union, opening the most extensive and bloodiest theater of war in history.Soviet Union-Wikipedia
  • Hungarian troops fought on the Eastern Front for two years.Hungary-Wikipedia
  • This Eastern Front trapped the Axis, most crucially the German Wehrmacht, in a war of attrition.World War II-Wikipedia
  • During World War II, Azerbaijan played a crucial role in the strategic energy policy of the Soviet Union, with 80 percent of the Soviet Union's oil on the Eastern Front being supplied by Baku.Azerbaijan-Wikipedia
  • The Battle of Kursk, which involved the largest tank battle in history, was the last major German offensive on the Eastern Front.Europe-Wikipedia
  • The city was almost completely ruined during World War II but quickly recovered in the postwar years, remaining the Soviet Union's third-largest city.Kiev-Wikipedia
  • Throughout 1943 and 1944, the Soviet Union steadily forced Hitler's armies into retreat along the Eastern Front.Adolf Hitler-Wikipedia
  • As many as 263,005 Uzbek soldiers died in the battlefields of the Eastern Front, and 32,670 went missing in action.Uzbekistan-Wikipedia
  • Armenia was not the scene of any battles in World War II.Armenia-Wikipedia
  • The Soviet-German War (1941–1945) led to an increase in industrialisation and mineral extraction in support of the war effort.Kazakhstan-Wikipedia
  • In World War II, the city again suffered significant damage, and Nazi Germany occupied it from 19 September 1941 to 6 November 1943.Kiev-Wikipedia
  • Volga Germans living in the Soviet Union were interned in gulags or forcibly relocated during the Second World War.Germans-Wikipedia
  • Victory Day is the second most popular holiday in Russia as it commemorates the victory over Nazism in the Great Patriotic War.Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic-Wikipedia
  • As the capital of an Axis country and a major transit point for Axis troops en route to the Eastern Front, Bucharest suffered heavy damage during World War II due to Allied bombings.Bucharest-Wikipedia
  • The Museum of The History of Ukraine in World War II is a memorial complex commemorating the Eastern Front of World War II located in the hills on the right-bank of the Dnieper River in Pechersk.Kiev-Wikipedia
  • The "Big Three" of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, together with Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, cooperated informally on a plan in which American and British troops concentrated in the West; Soviet troops fought on the Eastern front; and Chinese, British and American troops fought in Asia and the Pacific.Franklin D. Roosevelt-Wikipedia
  • In 1943, Karachay Autonomous Oblast was dissolved by Joseph Stalin (1878-1953), General Secretary of the Communist Party and Marshall, later Premier and dictator, when the Karachays were exiled to Central Asia for their alleged collaboration with the invading Nazi Germans in the Great Patriotic War (World War II, 1941–1945), and territory was incorporated into the Georgian SSR.Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic-Wikipedia
  • On 17 April 1946, the Kaliningrad Oblast—the northern portion of the former Kingdom of Prussia, the founding state of the German Empire (1871–1918) and later the German province of East Prussia including the Baltic German seaport city of Königsberg—was occupied and annexed by the Soviet Union and made part of the Russian SFSR, following the campaigns on the Eastern Front of World War II.Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic-Wikipedia

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