The Great War – Documentary (2010) – S2, Ep2 – Operation Bagration

Operation Bagration

In 1944 it is the Soviet’s turn for a summer offensive. They quietly prepare a massive assault in Beyelosussia under cover of darkness and a successful campaign in the Urkraine that convinces the Nazis to move units defending Beyelosussia to the Ukraine. The Soviets unleash a blitzkrieg style surprise attack in Beyelosussia that succeeds beyond their wildest dreams and to the disbelief of the Soviet’s allies. Hitler’s demand that German forces hold their positions ultimately depletes Nazi forces as one army sized unit after another is encircled and destroyed.