Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation

This was the Soviet strategic offensive, more generally known as ‘Bagration’, of the summer of 1944 by the forces in Belorussia and northern Ukraine leading to the almost complete destruction of Generalfeldmarschall Ernst Busch’s (from 28 June Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model’s and from 16 August Generaloberst Georg-Hans Reinhardt’s) Heeresgruppe ‘Mitte’ and the expulsion of the German forces westward into the Baltic states and Poland (23 June/29 August 1944).