Military List Of Operation Barbarossa Battles

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List of every major Operation Barbarossa battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Operation Barbarossa battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Operation Barbarossa, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Operation Barbarossa list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Operation Barbarossa battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

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Battle of Białystok–Minsk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Operation Barbarossa Battles
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The Battle of Białystok–Minsk was a German strategic operation conducted by the Army Group Centre during penetration of the Soviet border region during the opening stage of Operation Barbarossa lasting from 22 June–3 July 1941. Its goal, the encirclement of the Red Army forces around Minsk, was accomplished. All major Soviet counter-attacks and break-through attempts failed and the defenders were defeated, allowing for the Wehrmacht to take many Soviet prisoners and to further advance into the Soviet Union at a pace so swift that some believed the Germans had effectively won the war against the Soviet Union already. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Białystok, Poland

Part of: Operation Barbarossa, Eastern Front, World War II

Combatants: Nazi Germany

Commanders: Fedor von Bock

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The Battle of Brody was a tank battle fought between the 1st Panzer Group's III Army Corps and XLVIII Army Corps and five mechanized corps of the Soviet 5th Army and 6th Army in the triangle formed by the towns Dubno, Lutsk, and Brody between 23 and 30 June 1941. It is known in Soviet historiography as a part of the "border defensive battles". Although the Red Army formations inflicted heavy losses on the German forces, they were outmanoeuvred and suffered enormous losses in tanks. Poor Soviet logistics, German Air supremacy as well as a total breakdown in Red Army command and control ensured victory for the Wehrmacht despite overwhelming Red Army numerical and technological superiority. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Brody, Ukraine

Part of: Operation Barbarossa, Eastern Front, World War II

Combatants: Nazi Germany, Soviet Union

Commanders: Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist

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Battle of Kiev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Operation Barbarossa Battles
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The First Battle of Kiev was the German name for the operation that resulted in a very large encirclement of Soviet troops in the vicinity of Kiev during World War II. It is considered the largest encirclement of troops in history. The operation ran from 7 August to 26 September 1941 as part of Operation Barbarossa, the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union. In Soviet military history, it is referred to as the Kiev Defensive Operation, with somewhat different dating of 7 July – 26 September 1941. Nearly the entire Southwestern Front of the Red Army was encircled, with the Germans claiming 665,000 captured. However, the Kiev encirclement was not complete, and small groups of Red Army troops ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Kiev, Ukraine

Part of: Operation Barbarossa, Eastern Front, World War II

Combatants: Nazi Germany, Soviet Union

Commanders: Gerd von Rundstedt, Semyon Budyonny

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Battle of Moscow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Operation Barbarossa Battles
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The Battle of Moscow is the name given by Soviet historians to 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. The Soviet defensive effort frustrated Hitler's attack on Moscow, capital of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the largest Soviet city. Moscow was one of the primary military and political objectives for Axis forces in their invasion of the Soviet Union. The German strategic offensive named Operation Typhoon was planned to conduct two pincer offensives, one to the north of Moscow against the Kalinin Front by the 3rd and 4th Panzer Armies, simultaneously ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Moscow, Russia

Part of: Operation Barbarossa, Eastern Front, Great Patriotic War, World War II

Events: Battle at Borodino Field

Combatants: Nazi Germany, Soviet Union

Commanders: Heinz Guderian, Fedor von Bock, Georgy Zhukov, Albert Kesselring

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