Eastern Front

Eastern Front was a term used during the First and Second World Wars to describe the battle fronts between lands controlled by Germany and land controlled by Russia or the Soviet Union. A contested armed frontier during a war is called a "front". The Eastern Front of World War II was the bloodiest and largest theater of warfare in history.

There is also a Western Front in World War I and World War II.

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Soviet–German War
... War Winter War Denmark Norway France Benelux Britain Balkans Yugoslav Front Eastern Front Finland Western Front (1944–45) Asia The Pacific China Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West ... Union, while known in Germany as the Eastern Front (German die Ostfront), the Eastern Campaign (German der Ostfeldzug) or the Russian Campaign (German der Rußlandfeldzug) ... The battles on the Eastern Front constituted the largest military confrontation in history ...
Soviet–German War - Casualties
... involved millions of Axis and Soviet troops along the broadest land front in military history ... Military losses on the Eastern Front during World War II Forces fighting with the Axis Total Dead KIA/MIA Prisoners taken by the Soviets Prisoners who died in Captivity. 5,280,000 3,600,000 Polish Armed Forces in the East, initially consisting of Poles from Eastern Poland or otherwise in Soviet Union in 1939–1941, began fighting ...
Soviet–German War - See Also
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SS Brigade Schuldt - Eastern Front
... formation the Brigade was moved to the Eastern Front in December 1942, and by 16 December was sent to the Stalingrad front line between Millerovo and Meshkov in the Southern end of the Eastern Front ...
Eastern Front - World War II
... The Eastern Front of World War II was fought between Germany and her allies against the Soviet Union ... The front began on 22 June 1941 with Operation Barbarossa, where Germany launched a massive invasion of the Soviet Union ...

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    The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
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