July 13, 1944 Operation Bagration   Soviet forces occupy Vilnius, in Lithuania after several days of street fighting.

July 13, 1944 Operation Bagration Soviet forces occupy Vilnius, in Lithuania after several days of street fighting.

June 30, 1944 Operation Bagration Soviet forces clear the route to Minsk. Elements of 3rd Belorussian Front cross the Berezina River to the north and south of Borisov. There is heavy street fighting in the city by the afternoon and the defending German forces retreat from the city by evening. These are the last major obstacles before Minsk.

A Panther (German medium tank) on the Eastern Front, June,

A battery of Katyusha rocket launchers fires at German forces during operation Bagration,June-August,1944.

A battery of Katyusha rocket launchers fires at German forces during operation Bagration,June-August,1944.

57,000 German prisoners march to Moscow after defeat at Belarus during “Operation Bagration”, 17 July 1944

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Sad Fate: German prisoners march to Moscow after defeat at Belarus during “Operation Bagration”, 17 July 1944

History of Tanks: Operation Bagration - The Destruction of Army Group Center - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/history-of-tanks-operation-bagration-the-destruction-of-army-group-center.html

History of Tanks: Operation Bagration - The Destruction of Army Group Center

July 31, 1944 Operation Bagration   The Soviet 3rd Belorussian Front enters Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, and advances toward Warsaw. Elements capture Siedlice and Otwock only 12 miles southeast of the city.

July 31, 1944 Operation Bagration The Soviet 3rd Belorussian Front enters Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, and advances toward Warsaw. Elements capture Siedlice and Otwock only 12 miles southeast of the city.

Operation Bagration – the Soviet destruction of German Army Group Centre – was, arguably, the single most successful military action of the entire war. This vital Soviet offensive was launched just after Allied troops had landed in Normandy, and it is symptomatic of the lack of public knowledge about the war in the East that whilst almost everyone has heard of D-Day, few people other than historians know much about Operation Bagration. Yet the sheer size of Bagration dwarfs that of D-day.

Operation Bagration was the biggest Soviet offensive of the war

German prisoners, 17 July 1944

German prisoners march to moscow after defeat at Belarus during Operation Bagration 17 July 1944

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