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The 2 nd World War &. The Soviet Union. June 22 nd 1941. Germany brakes the Non-Agression pact. Operation Barbarossa - the code name of Germany’s invasion in the Soviet Union (1941.) Named after Frederick Barbarossa.

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the 2 nd world war

The 2nd World War&

The Soviet Union

germany brakes the non agression pact
Germany brakes the Non-Agression pact.
  • Operation Barbarossa - the code name of Germany’s invasion in the Soviet Union (1941.)
  • Named after Frederick Barbarossa.
  • Involved 600.000 motor vehicles and 750.000 horses.
the battle of stalingrad 23 aug 1942 2feb 1943
The Battle of Stalingrad (23 Aug. 1942-2Feb 1943)
  • The major battle of the 2nd World War

Between Nazi Germany and Soviet Union

  • Was fought for the control of Stalingrad/Volgograd
  • Lasted 200 days and 200 nights from 17th of July 1942-2 February 1943.
  • The decisive battle in the history of the WW2
the battle of stalingrad
The Battle of Stalingrad

Allies

Axis

Total: 841,000

  • 750,000 killed
  • 91,000 captured
  • 900 aircraft
  • 1,500 tanks
  • 6,000 artillery

Total: 1,129,619

  • 478,741 killed
  • 650,878 wounded
  • 40,000 civilians dead
  • 4,341 tanks
  • 15,728 artillery
  • 2,769 combat aircraft 
georgy zhukhov
Georgy Zhukhov.
  • The son of peasants.
  • Was an officer and the leader of the Red Army.
  • Devoted his life to liberate the USSR from the Axis Powers.
  • At the outbreak of the WW1 received the 1st St. George cross for a bravery.
  • Died at the age of 77.
german army was weaken
German army was weaken.
  • Cold(Germans were not prepared for strict Russia winter)
  • Starvation
  • Ongoing Soviet attacks

German army could not be reinforced.

the battle of kursk 1943
The Battle of Kursk. 1943.
  • Duration: July 5th – August 23 (49days.)
  • Kursk Strategic Defensive operation (5-23July 1943)
  • Orel Strategic Offensive operation(12 July-18August 1943)
  • Belgorod-Kharkov Offensive operation(3-23 August 1943)

Germans called the two offensive operations as the

Operation Citadel

slide15
German offensive phase:

5July- 16 July 1943

  • Soviet offensive phase:

12 July-23 Aug. 1943

casualties
Casualties.

Germany

Operation Citadel:54,182 men323 tanks and assault guns159 aircraft~500 guns

Battle of Kursk:203,000 casualties720 tanks and assault guns681 aircraftguns unknown

The USSR.

Operation Citadel:[177,847 men1,614 – 1,956tanks and assault guns459– 1,961aircraft3,929 gunsBattle of Kursk:[863,303 casualties6,064 tanks and assault guns1,626 aircraft5,244 guns

the blockade of leningrad
The Blockade of Leningrad.

The main reason:

  • To block the supply of food/water.
why leningrad
Why Leningrad?
  • Leningrad had a political status of a former capital of Russia
  • The main source of the Soviet Baltic Fleet.
  • Numerous arms factories, that produced the majority of weapons.
the invasion of normandy

The invasion of Normandy.

Operation Overlord.

(Jun 6th-mid July 1944.)

the operation overlord
The operation Overlord.

The “Neptune”operation. The “Cobra” operation.

6.06.1944-1.07.1944(Day-D) 25.07.1944 31.07.1944.

Allie’s army landed Allie’s army withdraw

on the Normand territory. from the Normand

territory.

the battle of berlin apr 16 may 2 nd 1945
The Battle of Berlin. Apr. 16-May 2nd 1945.

The USSR.

Germany.

Casualties.

  • 361.367 men
  • 1.997 tanks
  • 2.108 artillery pieces
  • 917 aircraft.

Casualties.

  • 92.000-100000 killed
  • 220.000 wounded
  • 22.000 millitary
  • 22.000 civilians.
andrey andreyevich vlasov 1900 1946
Born in Nizhny Novgorod.
  • Studied at Russian Orthodox Seminary.
  • Quit studying after the Russia Revolution and join the Red Army in 1919 and the Communist party in 1930.
  • Is notorious for betraying the Soviet army and shifting to the German army in.
Andrey Andreyevich Vlasov. (1900-1946).
result
Result.
  • Decisive Soviet and Polish victory.
  • The capture of Berlin.
  • Suicide of Hitler.
slide27
The pact of Germany’s capitulation was signed in Karlshorst on 9th of May 1945.
  • This day is considered as the Day of Victory and is celebrated annually in all post-soviet countries.
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