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Eastern Front

Some of the war’s most savage fighting occurred on the Eastern Front, where the Axis powers had set out to conquer the Balkan Peninsula and the immense reaches of the Soviet Union.

Eastern Front Overview

More combatants were killed on the Eastern Front than in all other theaters of World War II combined. These bitterly contested, racial battles prevented Germany from mounting a more resolute defense against Allied armies in Normandy, and later on the Reich’s western borders.

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