Military Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany

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List of Nazi Germany battles in the Eastern Front, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in Eastern Front involving the Nazi Germany is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these Eastern Front battles that involved Eastern Front you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Baltic Offensive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
East Prussia - The Baltic Offensive, also known as the Baltic Strategic Offensive, denotes the campaign between the northern Fronts of the Red Army and the German Army Group North in the Baltic States during ...more

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Battle of Berlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Berlin, Germany - The Battle of Berlin, designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was the final major offensive of the European theatre of World War II. Starting on 12 January 1945, ...more

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Battle of Białystok–Minsk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Białystok, Poland - 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 ...more

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Battle of Brody is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Brody, Ukraine - 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 ...more

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Battle of Debrecen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Nyíregyháza, Hungary - The Battle of Debrecen, called by the Red Army the Debrecen Offensive Operation, was conducted by the 2nd Ukrainian Front on the Eastern Front of World War II. It was opposed by Army Group South ...more

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Tartu Offensive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Tartu Offensive Tartu, Estonia - The Tartu Offensive Operation, also known as the Battle of Tartu and the Battle of Emajõgi was a campaign fought over southeastern Estonia in 1944. It took place on the Eastern Front ...more

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Battle of Kiev is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Kiev, Ukraine - 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 ...more

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Battle of Kiev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Kiev, Ukraine - The Second Battle of Kiev describes three strategic operations by the Soviet Red Army, and one operational counterattack by the Wehrmacht which took place in the wake of the failed German ...more

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Battle of Königsberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Königsberg, Germany - The Battle of Königsberg, also known as the Königsberg Offensive, was one of the last operations of the East Prussian Offensive during World War II. In four days of violent urban ...more

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Battle of Krasny Bor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Saint Petersburg, Russia - The Battle of Krasny Bor was part of the Soviet offensive Operation Polyarnaya Zvezda. It called for a pincer attack near Leningrad, to build on the success of Operation Iskra and completely ...more

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Battle of Kursk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Kursk, Russia - The Battle of Kursk was a World War II engagement between German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk in the Soviet Union during July and August 1943. The German offensive was ...more

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Battle of Lenino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Lenino, Mahilyow Voblast, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic - The Battle of Lenino was a tactical World War II engagement that took place between October 12 and October 13, 1943, north of the village of Lenino in the Mogilev region of Byelorussia. The ...more

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Battle of Memel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
East Prussia - The Battle of Memel or the Siege of Memel took place on the European Eastern Front during World War II when the Soviets launched their Memel Offensive Operation in late 1944. The offensive drove ...more

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Battle of Moscow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Moscow, Russia - 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 ...more

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Nagykanizsa–Körmend Offensive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
The Nagykanizsa–Körmend Offensive carried out between 26 March and 15 April 1945 was part of the 3rd Ukrainian Front's Vienna Offensive during World War II against the Army Group South ...more

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Battle of Narva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Narva, Estonia - The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus ...more

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Siege of Odessa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Odessa, Ukraine - The Siege of Odessa was part of the Eastern Front area of operations in 1941. It was primarily conducted by the Romanian 4th Army and elements of the German 11th Army. Due to the heavy ...more

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Orsha offensives is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Orsha, Belarus - The Orsha offensives were a series of battles, fought between the Red Army and the Wehrmacht during the winter of 1943. It belongs to the so-called "forgotten battles" due to low ...more

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Battle of Prokhorovka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Prokhorovsky District - The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought near Prokhorovka, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk, on the Eastern Front during the Second World War as part of the Battle of Kursk in the Soviet Union. The ...more

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Battle of Radzymin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Warsaw, Poland - The Battle of Radzymin was one of a series of engagements between the Red Army's 1st Byelorussian Front and the Wehrmacht Heer's XXXIXth Panzer Corps that occurred as part of the Lublin-Brest ...more

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Battle of Raseiniai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Raseiniai, Lithuania - The Battle of Raseiniai was a tank battle fought between the elements of the 4th Panzer Group commanded by Gen. Erich Hoepner and the 3rd Mechanized Corps commanded by Major General Kurkin & ...more

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Battle of Rostov (1941) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Rostov-on-Don, Russia - The Battle of Rostov (1941) was a battle of the Eastern Front of World War II, fought around Rostov-on-Don between the German Army Group South, commanded by General Gerd von Rundstedt and the ...more

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Battle of Smolensk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Smolensk, Russia - The First Battle of Smolensk was the first major battle during Operation Barbarossa in World War II that significantly delayed the advance of Hitler's Wehrmacht in the USSR. It took place in the ...more

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Battle of Sokolovo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union - The Battle of Sokolovo took place on March 8 and 9, 1943, near the town of Sokolovo near Kharkiv in Ukraine when the on-going attack of the Wehrmacht was halted by joint Soviet and Czechoslovak ...more

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Battle of Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Volgograd, Russia - The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia, on the eastern ...more

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Battle of Tannenberg Line is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Sinimäed Hills - The Battle of Tannenberg Line was a military engagement between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front. They fought for the strategically important Narva ...more

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Battle of the Dukla Pass is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Carpathian Ruthenia - The Battle of the Dukla Pass, also known as the Dukla / Carpatho-Dukla / Rzeszów-Dukla / Dukla-Prešov Offensive was the scene of bitterly contested battle for the Dukla Pass on the ...more

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Battle of the Seelow Heights is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Seelow, Germany - The Battle of the Seelow Heights was part of the Seelow-Berlin Offensive Operation, one of the last assaults on large entrenched defensive positions of World War II. It was fought over three ...more

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Battle of Uman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Uman, Ukraine - The Battle of Uman was the German and allied encirclement of the 6th and 12th Soviet Armies—under the command of Lieutenant General I. N. Muzyrchenko and Major General P. G. Ponedelin, ...more

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Battle for Velikiye Luki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Velikoluksky District - The Velikiye Luki offensive operation was executed by the forces of the Red Army's Kalinin Front against the Wehrmacht's 3rd Panzer Army during the Winter Campaign of 1942–1943 with the ...more

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Operation Bagration is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Baltic states - Operation Bagration was the codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation during World War II, which cleared German forces from the Belorussian SSR and eastern Poland ...more

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Continuation War is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Karelia - The Continuation War refers to the hostilities between Finland and the Soviet Union during World War II, from 1941 to 1944. At the time of the war, the Finns adopted this name to clarify how ...more

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Defense of Brest Fortress is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Brest Fortress, Belarus - The defence of Brest Fortress took place 22–29 June 1941. It was one of the first battles of Operation Barbarossa. The Brest Fortress was defended by the Red Army against the Wehrmacht, held out ...more

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Defense of the Adzhimushkay qu... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Autonomous Republic of Crimea - The Defense of the Adzhimushkay Quarry was a guerrilla campaign on the Eastern Front in World War II fought between May and October 1942 in the Adzhimushkay suburb of Kerch during the Nazi ...more

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Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Right-bank Ukraine, Ukraine - The Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive, also known in Soviet historical sources as the liberation of right-bank Ukraine, fought from 24 December 1943 – 14 April 1944, was a strategic offensive ...more

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East Pomeranian Offensive is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Province of Pomerania - The East Pomeranian Strategic Offensive operation was an offensive by the Red Army in its fight against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. It took place in Pomerania and West Prussia, ...more

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East Prussian Offensive is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
East Prussia - The East Prussian Offensive was a strategic offensive by the Red Army against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. It lasted from 13 January to 25 April 1945, though some German units did ...more

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First Battle of Kharkov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Kharkiv, Soviet Union - The 1st Battle of Kharkov so named by Wilhelm Keitel was the 1941 tactical battle for the city of Kharkov during the final phase of Operation Barbarossa between the German 6th Army of Army Group ...more

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First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Romania - The First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive, named after the two major cities in the area, was fought between 8 April and 6 June 1944 by the Soviets and Axis powers of World War II. The offensive was ...more

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Gumbinnen Operation is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
East Prussia - The Gumbinnen Operation, also known as the Goldap Operation, was a Soviet offensive on the Eastern Front late in 1944, in which forces of the 3rd Belorussian Front attempted to penetrate the ...more

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Heiligenbeil Pocket is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
East Prussia - The Heiligenbeil Pocket or Heiligenbeil Cauldron was the site of a major encirclement battle on the Eastern Front during the closing weeks of World War II, in which the Wehrmacht's 4th Army was ...more

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Jassy–Kishinev Offensive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Romania - The Jassy–Kishinev Operation, named after the two major cities, Iași and Chișinău, in the staging area, was a Soviet offensive against Axis forces, which took place in Eastern Romania from 20 to ...more

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Kamenets-Podolsky Pocket is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Ternopil, Ukraine - The Battle of the Kamenets-Podolsky Pocket was a Soviet effort to surround and destroy the Wehrmacht's 1st Panzer Army of Army Group South. The envelopment occurred in March, 1944 on the Eastern ...more

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Kingisepp–Gdov Offensive is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Kingisepp–Gdov Offensive Leningrad Oblast, Russia - The Kingisepp–Gdov Offensive was a campaign between the Soviet Leningrad Front and the German 18th Army fought for the eastern coast of Lake Peipus and the western banks of the Narva River from ...more

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Battle of the Korsun–Cherkassy... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Cherkasy, Ukraine - The Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive led to the Battle of the Korsun–Cherkasy Pocket which took place from 24 January to 16 February 1944. The offensive was part of the Dnieper–Carpathian ...more

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Krasnoye Selo–Ropsha Offensive is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Krasnoye Selo–Ropsha Offensive Leningrad Oblast, Russia - The Krasnoye Selo – Ropsha Offensive, also known as Operation January Thunder and Neva-2 was a campaign between the Soviet Leningrad Front and the German 18th Army fought for the western ...more

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Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Leningrad Oblast, Russia - The Leningrad–Novgorod strategic offensive was a strategic offensive during World War II. It was launched by the Red Army on January 14, 1944 with an attack on the German Army Group North by the ...more

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Lower Dnieper Offensive is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Dnieper River - The Battle of the Dnieper took place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of the World War II. It was one of the largest operations in the World War II, involving almost 4,000,000 troops on both sides ...more

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Lower Silesian Offensive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Silesia - The Lower Silesian Offensive was a Soviet offensive on the Eastern Front of World War II in 1945, involving forces of the 1st Ukrainian Front under Marshal Ivan Konev. It cleared German troops ...more

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Lublin–Brest Offensive is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Eastern Front Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Kresy - The Lublin–Brest Offensive was a part of the Operation Bagration strategic offensive by the Soviet Red Army to clear the Nazi German forces from the central‐eastern Poland. The offensive was ...more