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  Army Group Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
'''Army Group Centre''' (''Heeresgruppe Mitte'' in German) was one of three German Army formations assigned to the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, code-named Operation Barbarossa.
Army Group North was to move through the Baltic region and capture the city of Leningrad.
Army Group Centre was to defeat the Soviet armies in Belarus and to advance towards Moscow.
army-group-centre.iqnaut.net   (1247 words)

  
 COURLAND FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1655 the Swedish army entered the territory of the Duchy and the Swedish–Polish war (1655 – 1660) begun.
Courland during World War II At the start of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, Courland, along with the rest of the Baltic area belonging to the Soviet Union, was overrun by Army Group North headed by Field Marshal Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb.
Colonel-General Heinz Guderian, the Chief of the German General Staff, insisted to Adolf Hitler that the troops in Courland should be evacuated by sea and used for the defense of the Reich.
www.loadboston.com /Courland   (2269 words)

  
 Thagodz Wiki News
Army Group Centre comprised two Panzer groups (2nd and 3rd), which rolled east from either side of Brest-Litovsk and converged ahead of Minsk, followed by 2nd, 4th and 9th Armies.
While the German 6th Army and 4th Panzer Army had been fighting their way into Stalingrad, Soviet armies had congregated on either side of the city, specifically into the Don bridgeheads that the Romanians had been unable to reduce, and it was from these that they struck on 19 November 1942.
Eighty miles west of Kiev, the 4th Panzer Army, still convinced that the Red Army was a spent force, was able to mount a successful riposte at Zhitomir during the middle of November, blunting the Soviet bridgehead via a daring outflanking strike mounted by the SS Panzer Corps along the river Teterev.
www.thagodz.com /search/wiki/?title=Eastern_Front_(World_War_II)   (8103 words)

  
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Courland\'s northeastern boundary was the river Daugava (Dvina), which separated it from the districts of Latgale (part of Vitebsk province in the times of Imperial Russia) and Livonia.
To the north, Courland\'s boundary was the Gulf of Riga.
Courland regained Tobago on the basis of the treaty and held it until 1689.
newyorkny.warsiworld.com /wiki2-Courland   (2680 words)

  
 Counteroffensive in the Ardennes
Omar N. Bradley to launch the U.S. 12th Army Group on an offensive north and south of the Ardennes with the Rhine as its objective.
Six months later, after the Russian armies had penetrated the heart of the Reich, he was finally ready to apply extreme measures, but in the fall of 1944 Hitler was evidently unwilling to admit that the seriousness of the situation called for such a radical course.
Army Group B's center force, the Fifth Panzer Army (with four armored and four infantry divisions), was to use as its main axis of advance the road Bastogne-Namur, break through the Allied front in northern Luxembourg, and cross the Meuse between Amay and Namur.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/70-7_20.htm   (6099 words)

  
 Courland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Mitau plain divided Courland into two parts, of which the western was fertile and thickly inhabited, except in the north, while the eastern was less fertile and thinly inhabited.
Courland is drained by nearly one hundred rivers, of which only three, the Daugava, the Lielupe (Aa) and the Venta (Windau), are navigable.
Anciently Courland was inhabited by the Curonians, a Baltic tribe, who were subdued and converted to Christianity by the Brethren of the Sword, a German military order, in the first quarter of the 13th century.
courland.iqnaut.net   (2256 words)

  
 Eastern Front (World War II) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On Army Group North's front, there was barely any fighting at all until January 1944 when Novgorod was recaptured; by February the Red Army had reached Estonia.
A counterattack by the newly created Army Group Vistula, under the command of Heinrich Himmler, had failed by February 24, and the Soviets drove on to Pomerania and cleared the right bank of the Oder River.
His many disastrous appointments included that of Heinrich Himmler to command Army Group Vistula in the defence of Berlin in 1945 — Himmler suffered a mental breakdown under the stress of the command and was quickly replaced by Gotthard Heinrici.
88.208.194.172 /wiki/index.php/Eastern_Front_(World_War_II)   (8091 words)

  
 Army Group Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Army Group Centre (Heeresgruppe Mitte in German) was created on 22 June 1941 when Army Group B was renamed Army Group Centre.
Army Group Centre did however hold a narrow salient (the Rzhev Salient) which still threatened Moscow and would be the subject of numerous Soviet attacks in the coming year.
Some of Army Group Centre continued to resist until May 11 by which time the overwhelming force of the Soviet Armies sent to occupy Czechoslovakia in the Prague Offensive gave them no option but to surrender or be killed.
www.anime.co.za /wiki/Army_Group_Center   (2857 words)

  
 Army Group North - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first employment of Army Group Nord was in the Invasion of Poland of 1939, where it controlled the Third Army, Fourth Army, and a reserve of four infantry divisions (the 10th, 73rd, 206th, and 208th).
The army group was commanded by Fedor von Bock for the operation.
Army Group North became Army Group Courland, more appropriate as it had been cut off from the other German armies and was trapped in Courland, Latvia; Army Group Centre became Army Group North and Army Group A became Army Group Centre.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Army_Group_North   (311 words)

  
 The Baltic Tragedy (VHS)
A graphic picture of the German army in retreat is presented in this newsreel, which shows the Wehrmacht's evacuation of the city of Kaunas, the action of various rear-guard units, the unloading of a supply train, and a subsequent violent counter-attack against Soviet forces advancing into Latvia.
In one of the last German wartime newsreels, a glimpse of the ferocious defensive battle for the Courland peninsula in Latvia is shown.
Germany's Army Group Courland, which repulsed six Soviet offensives and held out to the end of the war, was the German army's only undefeated army group of the Second World War.
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 Army Group A - Avoo - Ask Us A Question - Army Group A was the name of a German Army Group during World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Army Group A was the name of a German Army Group during World War II.
During the German invasion of the Low Countries and France Army Group A was the southern attacking Army Group.
In 1942 Army Group South in Russia (Eastern Front) was split into Army Groups A and B. Army Group A was ordered to capture the oil fields in the Caucasus.
www.vacavillecaus.com /profile/Army_Group_A   (347 words)

  
 WWII History and Reenacting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By the autumn of 1943 the division was training in Croatia, and in January 1944 was judged to be ready for combat.
It was attached to Army Group North on the Eastern Front in an unsucessfull attempt to prevent the Red Army from breaking the siege of Leningrad.
As the Red Army's advance continued, Nordland slowly withdrew into the Courland Pocket, fighting doggedly all the way, from where it was evacuated to Germany in early 1945.
groups.msn.com /WWIIHistoryandReenacting/11thssnordland.msnw   (489 words)

  
 Foreign Military Studies Office Publications - The Failures of Historiography: Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet ...
The two contending armies fought over vast expanses, and the sheer size, physical complexity, and seasonal meteorological severity of the theater accorded the war a seamless nature of slow advances and retreats and months of stagnant combat punctuated dramatically by four major battles, Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and Berlin.
While armies are admittedly of varying size, Soviet forces at Rzhev were stronger than Soviet forces at Stalingrad and the correlation of forces at Rzhev was more favorable for the Soviet than in the south.
First, the re-deployment of the "Stalingrad" armies by rail and road through Livny to the front went slowly, delaying the arrival of 21st Army, which was essential for the attack on Orel to succeed.
leav-www.army.mil /fmso/documents/failures.htm   (10120 words)

  
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MAXIMILIAN VON WEICHSÑGeneralfeldmarschall (General of the Army); Commander in Chief 2d Army, April 1941-July 1942; Commander in Chief Army Group B, July 1942-February 1943; Commander in Chief Army Group F and Supreme Commander Southeast, August 1943-March 1945.
On or about 11 July 1944, troops of the 369th "Devil's" Division, under the command and jurisdiction of the 2d Panzer Army, destroyed by fire the Croatian villages of Zagnjesde and Udora, executing the male population of those villages and transporting the female population to the concentration camp at Stolac, Croatia.
On or about 13 August 1944, pursuant to an order of the Commander in Chief Army Group F and Supreme Commander Southeast, the defendant Weichs, the Greek village of Karpenision was burned to the ground.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/369Balkan.html   (2520 words)

  
 Courland Pocket - Avoo - Ask Us A Question - In 1944 some 200,000 German soldiers at the Eastern Front were trapped in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Courland Pocket - Avoo - Ask Us A Question - In 1944 some 200,000 German soldiers at the Eastern Front were trapped in the Courland Pocket by the Red Army of the Soviet Union
There were 6 major battles in the Courland Pocket between 15 October 1944 and 4 April 1945:
Soviet forces lost approximately 390 000 dead, wounded or captured, 2700 tanks, 720 aircraft, 1120 artilery items and more than 1500 small arms.
www.sebastopolcaus.com /details/Courland_Pocket   (693 words)

  
 War Documentary Descriptions B
In May 1942, when three Soviet armies collided with Field Marshal von Bock's German force preparing its own eastward offensive at Kharkov, Russia, the ensuing battle cost the Red Army nearly a quarter-million men in less than two weeks.
Over 40 Byelorussian and 1st Ukrainian Army cameramen contributed footage of this remarkable documentary of the fall of Berlin, including captured German footage.
They rescue their belongings, search for new shelter, and clear away rubble, until the city is finally captured by the Red Army.
www.germanvideo.com /war/war_desc_b.html   (2629 words)

  
 Russian Military WWII Award Certificate for Berlin Campaign - 1945
This historic document was awarded to soldiers for their successful campaign campaign of his Unit from the USSR to Berlin and to the Elbe River.
This historic item has an ornate border around it with a vignettes of Joseph Stalin and a group of russian soldiers with rifles.
This item is handsigned and is over 61 years old.
www.scripophily.net /rustceru192.html   (1534 words)

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