Germany timeline

  • Crimean Offensive (1944)

    The Crimean Offensive (8 April 1944 - 12 May 1944) – known in German sources as the Battle of the Crimea[citation needed] – was a series of... Read more

  • First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive

    The First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, was fought between 8 April and 6 June 1944 by the Soviets and Axis powers of World War II. The offensive was... Read more

  • Allied Forces Launch Operation Diadem to Break German Defenses on the Winter Line

    Operation Diadem, also referred to as the Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino was an offensive operation undertaken by the Allies (U.S. Fifth and... Read more

  • Hitler Delivers Address at Platterhof

    This is an important speech, perhaps the most meaningful of Adolf Hitler's entire political career. He not only recapped his entire life's work in... Read more

  • Americans Receive Word About D-Day

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, Americans received word that three years of concerted war efforts had finally culminated in... Read more

  • Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive

    At the Karelian Isthmus front there were on average 120 Red Army artillery pieces for every kilometer, with up to 220 artillery pieces per... Read more

  • Distomo Massacre

    At that point the tragedy of Distomo begins. The residents, that did not accomplish to slip from Diaskelo earlier, the only unguarded crossing... Read more

  • Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre

    The attack was carried out by soldiers of the Der Führer Regiment of the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division Das Reich. On that day they killed a total... Read more

  • First V-1 Flying Bomb Attack on London as Part of Germany's Vergeltungswaffe Offensive

    On 12 June 1944, the first V-1 flying bomb attack was carried out on London. A total of 9,251 V-1s were fired at Britain, with the vast majority... Read more

  • Soviet Union Commences Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation (Codenamed Operation Bagration)

    Operation Bagration (Russian: Oперация Багратион, Operatsiya Bagration) was the codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive... Read more

  • Babruysk Offensive

    In the southern sector of operations, where the 1st Belorussian Front under Konstantin Rokossovsky faced Hans Jordan's Ninth Army, the main Soviet... Read more

  • Mogilev Offensive

    As with the other offensives in the first phase of Operation Bagration, the Mogilev Offensive opened with a intense artillery barrage against the... Read more

  • Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive

    Army Group Centre's northern flank was defended by the Third Panzer Army under the command of Georg-Hans Reinhardt; the lines ran through marshy... Read more

  • Minsk Offensive

    The offensive developed through three main phases: the breakthrough of the initial German defences along the Berezina; the advance of the Soviet... Read more

  • Polotsk Offensive

    The 1st Baltic Front continued to extend its offensive westwards from June 30, pushing the shattered remnants of Third Panzer Army's IX Corps back... Read more

  • Shyaulyay Offensive

    Initial phase In July, 1944, The Soviet Operation Bagration had been achieving great success. Army Group Centre was in tatters, and the northern... Read more

  • Vilnius Offensive

    Chernyakhovsky ordered that his main mobile 'exploitation' forces, the 5th Guards Tank Army and 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps continue their advance... Read more

  • Belostock Offensive

    After completing its mission of liquidating the pocket east of Minsk, in which the Fourth Army had been trapped, the bulk of the 2nd Belorussian... Read more

  • Operation Ostra Brama

    Operation Ostra Brama (lit. Operation Sharp Gate) was an armed conflict during World War II between the Polish Home Army and the Nazi German... Read more

  • Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive

    The northern attack towards Rava-Ruska commenced on the 13 July 1944. The 1st Ukrainian Front forces easily broke through near Horokhiv. The... Read more

  • Lublin–Brest Offensive Begins

    The Lublin–Brest Offensive (Russian: Люблин‐Брестская наступательная операция, 18 July – 2 August 1944) was a part of the Operation Bagration... Read more

  • Battle of Tannenberg Line

    The Battle of Tannenberg Line was a campaign between the German the army detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for the... Read more

  • Kaunas Offensive

    On 28 July the forces of the Front went over to the offensive, and by the end of 29 July they had advanced 5–17 km. By July 30 the German... Read more

  • W-hour Marks Beginning of the Warsaw Uprising

    After days of hesitation, at 17:00 on 31 July, the Polish headquarters scheduled "W-hour" (from the Polish wybuch, "explosion"; also wolność,... Read more

  • Warsaw Uprising Reaches Apogee

    The uprising was intended to last a few days until Soviet forces arrived; however, this never happened, and the Polish forces had to fight with... Read more