December 23, This day during the World War ll

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December 23, 1943 – Battle of the Dnieper took place in 1943 during the Second World War. It was one of the largest Second World War operations, involving almost 4,000,000 troops on both sides and stretching on a 1400 kilometer long front. During this four-month operation, the eastern bank of the Dnieper was recovered from German forces by five of the Red Army’s Fronts, which conducted several river assault crossings to establish several bridgeheads on the western bank. Subsequently, Kyiv was liberated in a separate offensive. One of the costliest operations of the war, the casualties are estimated at being from 1,700,000 to 2,700,000 on both sides. The operation consisted of several smaller operational phases: Melitopol Offensive, Zaporozhye Offensive, Pyatikhatki Offensive, Znamenka Offensive and Dnipropetrovsk Offensive. Despite a great superiority in numbers, the offensive was by no means easy. German opposition was ferocious and fights raged for every town and…

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