July 29, 1944 Operation Bagration German Armeegruppe Nord was cut off as the Red Army reached the Baltic coast west of Riga, Latvia.

War at Goldap. German soldiers fire at Russian position at Goldap railway station.

57,000 German prisoners march to moscow after defeat at Belarus during

Sad Fate: German prisoners march to Moscow after defeat at Belarus during “Operation Bagration”, 17 July 1944

A map of Operation Bagration, the 1944 Soviet summer offensive pressing westward into Europe

Stalin revenge -- Operation Bagration, the 1944 Soviet summer offensive pressing westward into Europe

Counterattack with Wiking Division Panzergrenadiere in Sd.Kfz. 251 and Panther ‘534’ from soldiers point of view, Nurzec-Stacja area, July 1944. During this time Wiking Division was engaged in counterattacks against Soviet armored and cavalry forces following their rapid advance during the Red Army’s Operation Bagration summer offensive.

Counterattack with Wiking Division Panzergrenadiere in Sd. 251 and Panther from soldiers point of view, Nurzec-Stacja area, July During this time Wiking Division was engaged in.

German soldiers on the eastern front 1944-45,captured by Russian soldiers and stripped of their boots. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Young German POWs in stripped of their boots by their Russian captors. Military age had dropped to fourteen after the losses in Operation Bagration, and uniforms weren’t always to be had.

Red Army Operation Bagration 1944: Woman traffic control sergeant,sniper and scout (razvedchiki).

Red Army Operation Bagration Woman traffic control sergeant, sniper and scout (razvedchiki).

Soviet infantrymen charge out of a trench in Belorussia during Operation Bagration

Soviet infantrymen charge out of a trench in Belorussia during Operation Bagration

Operation Bagration was much bigger and more important than the Normandy landings but it is under-reported in most history books.

Operation Bagration was much bigger and more important than the Normandy landings but it is under-reported in most history books.

July 14, 1944 Operation Bagration The Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front (Konev) begins a new offensive in the south. The forces of the 1st Belorussian Front capture Pinsk.

July 1944 Operation Bagration The Soviet Ukrainian Front (Konev) begins a new offensive in the south. The forces of the Belorussian Front capture Pinsk.

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East - Operation Bagration (11 series)

Soviet Storm: in the East - Operation Bagration of

June 30, 1944 Operation Bagration Soviet forces clear the route to Minsk. Elements of 3rd Belorussian Front cross the Berezina River to the north and south of Borisov. There is heavy street fighting in the city by the afternoon and the defending German forces retreat from the city by evening. These are the last major obstacles before Minsk.

A Panther (German medium tank) on the Eastern Front, June,

1944 Operation Bagration - Soviet Red Army artillerymen firing M1943 152-mm howitzers on Wehrmacht positions. This photo eventually gained fame had been named “Stand to Death”.

Soviet 152 mm Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation,

Counterattack with Wiking Division Panzergrenadiere in Sd.Kfz. 251 and Panther ‘534’ from soldiers point of view, Nurzec-Stacja area, July 1944. During this time Wiking Division was engaged in counterattacks against Soviet armored and cavalry forces following their rapid advance during the Red Army’s Operation Bagration summer offensive.

Counterattack with Wiking Division Panzergrenadiere in Sd. 251 and Panther from soldiers point of view, Nurzec-Stacja area, July During this time Wiking Division was engaged in.

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