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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.

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Soldiers mortar platoon lieutenant N. Kolomintseva in 82-mm mortar battalion of the sample in 1941 (BM-41) at the firing position during the liberation of Grodno during Operation 'Bagration'.

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Two German Panzer V Panther tanks of the 5th SS Division sf14z Seen from the model periscope another Panther, Summer 1944, Operation Bagration.

57,000 GERMAN PRISONERS MARCH TO MOSCOW AFTER DEFEAT AT BELARUS DURING "OPERATION BAGRATION" 17 JULY 1944.

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