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#OnThisDay 75 years ago, Operation Bagration begun. Following the most successful deception operation in #WWII which utterly deceived the Germans as to the size and location of the Soviet summer offensive, the Red Army destroyed Army Group Centre.
The giant offensive saw 1.2 million Soviet troops, supported by 4 thousand tanks, 24 thousand artillery pieces, and 5.4 thousand aircraft attack 4 German armies.
Army Group Centre had been stripped of its mobile reserves, as German High Command believed that the Soviet attack would fall in the south. Half a million combatants and 300 thousand non-coms became trapped by the Soviet advance. Largest defeat in the history of the German army.
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