IASI – KISHINEV OPERATION The Red Army Summer Offensive into the Balkans

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As with earlier titles in this series, this is a gold mine of information on Soviet operational techniques and planning. The Iasi-Kishinev Operation, 20-29 August 1944: The Red Army’s Summer Offensive into the Balkans details the Soviet preparation and conduct of the Red Army’s massive offensive into Romania in the summer of 1944. The seventh of the ten strategic operations conducted by the Soviet armed forces that year, the operation successfully carried out the task of destroying German forces in northern Romania and taking Germany’s Romanian satellite out of the war, and was the first step in Stalin’s consolidation of a Balkan empire.

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