By Steven J. Zaloga
Osprey's evaluate of the main calamitous defeat of the German military in international struggle II (1939-1945). On 22 June 1944, 3 years to the day after Germany's 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union, the crimson military introduced an important offensive in Byelorussia. Codenamed 'Operation Bagration', this crusade climaxed 5 weeks later with the pink military on the gates of Warsaw. The Wehrmacht's military staff Centre was once routed, a complete of 17 Wehrmacht divisions have been totally destroyed, and over 50 different German divisions have been shattered.
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PHILIPPINES JAPANESE ADVANCING during the drive on Manila. The medium tank is a Type 94 (1934), with a 57-mm. gun with a free traverse of 20 degrees right and left. It had a speed of 18 to 20 miles an hour, was manned by a crew of 4, weighed 15 tons, and was powered by a diesel engine. 33 34 PHILIPPINES CAMOUFLAGED 155-MM. GUN M1918 (GPF) parked on the Gerona–Tarlac road, December 1941. S. troops to withdraw to the south. S. troops were driven back ten miles to Gapan. After another enemy attack they fell back twenty miles farther.
S. forces in the Philippines went on a full war alert. S. troops there. PHILIPPINES LOADING A BAMBOO RAFT before crossing a river during maneuvers (top), troops and mules preparing to swim a river (bottom). S. S. personnel. The remainder were Philippine scouts, constabulary, and Philippine Army troops. As in the Hawaiian garrison, the hastily mobilized army lacked training and modern equipment. 27 28 PHILIPPINES ENGINEER TROOPS stand ready to place sections of a ponton bridge in position during a river-crossing maneuver in the Philippines, 1941.
The forces on Corregidor held their f ire until the captured Bataan troops were removed from the area. ) PHILIPPINES U. S. PRISONERS ON BATAAN sorting equipment while Japanese guards look on. Following this, the Americans and Filipinos started on the Death March to Camp O’Donnell in central Luzon. Over 50,000 prisoners were held at this camp. S. troops escaped capture and carried on as guerrillas. 45 46 PHILIPPINES SOLDIERS IN MALINTA TUNNEL on Corregidor, April 1942. S. troops was all but hopeless.
Bagration 1944: The destruction of Army Group Centre (Campaign, Volume 42) by Steven J. Zaloga