The Eastern Front was the largest and bloodiest theatre of World War II. It is generally accepted as being the deadliest conflict in human history, with over 30 million killed as a result. The German armed forces suffered 80% of its military deaths in the Eastern Front. It involved more land combat than all other World War II theatres combined.
- 22 June 1941 – 8 May 1945, (3 years, 10 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
- Soviet victory as part of the Allied victory in the European theatre of World War II, Fall of the Third Reich, Beginning of the Cold War and creation of the Eastern Bloc and the Iron Curtain, Beginning of anti-Communist insurgencies
- Europe east of Germany: Central and Eastern Europe, in later stages: Germany and Austria
- Soviet occupation of, Central and Eastern Europe, Allied occupation of Germany, Austria and Partition of Germany, Polish puppet state and change of borders, Soviet occupation of Romania, Soviet occupation of Hungary, Bulgarian communist coup and Soviet occupation, Soviet re-occupation of the Baltics, Czechoslovakia cedes Carpathian Ruthenia, East Prussia split between the Soviet Union (Kaliningrad Oblast) and Poland (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship)
August 23, 1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression agreement and a secret protocol dividing eastern Europe into spheres of influence. September 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland, initiating World War II in Europe. September 3, 1939 Honoring their guarantee of Poland’s borders, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany.
The Eastern Front during World War II or the Great Patriotic War was where the Axis countries and the Soviet Union fought. It began in 1941 with Operation Barbarossa and ended in 1945 by the Soviet soldiers capturing Berlin. Both the Axis countries and the Soviet Union had many millions of soldiers, and both sides lost millions.
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This is a list of military operations in Europe on the Eastern Front of World War II. These were operations by Germany and its allies on one side and the Soviet Union and its allies on the other and were a consequence of the German invasion in 1941. The geographic boundaries have blurred edges.