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Osprey's assessment of the main calamitous defeat of the German military in international battle II (1939-1945). On 22 June 1944, 3 years to the day after Germany's 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union, the purple military introduced a major offensive in Byelorussia. Codenamed 'Operation Bagration', this crusade climaxed 5 weeks later with the crimson military on the gates of Warsaw. The Wehrmacht's military crew Centre was once routed, a complete of 17 Wehrmacht divisions have been completely destroyed, and over 50 different German divisions have been shattered.

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