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0623_01: The Destruction of Army Group Center_Alt - PzC 16 Minsk '44

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0623_01: The Destruction of Army Group Center_Alt

By Saunders & Blackie (Edited by Williams)
Russia 0 - 0 - 0 Germany
Rating: 0 (0)
Games Played: 0
SM: 8
Turns: 129
Type: Custom
First Side: Russia
Second Side: Germany
Minsk, June 23rd 1944: After some small "recces in force" the day before, the Soviets launched Operation "Bagration", an all-out offensive to crush the salient of AG Center. The fortified cities of Vitebsk, Orsha, Mogilev, and Bobruysk were all encircled by pincer movements, then the Soviet armor and mechanized formations swept on towards the west. Taken by surprise, the majority of the German 4th and 9th Armies were trapped between Minsk and the Berezina River. So complete was the victory, where the Soviets had amassed overwhelming superiority particularly in armor and aircraft, that five weeks later the Soviets were on the banks of the Vistula and the borders of East Prussia. [Size, large]