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Invasion of Germany (1940)
Beginning:

May 17, 1940

End:

May 7, 1942

Place:

Central, Eastern, Northern Europe.

Outcome:

Decisive Allied victory,
End of Nazi Germany
End of World War II in Europe
Creation of People's Republic of Poland
Start of the Cold War

Combatants

Soviet Union
People's Republic of Poland (1941-42)
Yugoslavia

Germany
Italy (1940-41)
Finland (1940-41)

Commanders

Joseph Stalin (commander-in-chief)
Georgy Zhukov
Boris Shaposhnikov
Aleksei Antonov
Karol Świerczewski
Josip Broz Tito

Adolf Hitler (commander-in-chief)
Walther von Brauchitsch
Franz Halder
Kurt Zeitzler
Heinz Guderian
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

Strength

1940
2,900,000
1941
3,600,000
1942
5,300,000

1940
2,200,000
1941
3,100,000
1942
3,900,000

Casualties and Losses

Soviet Union: 5,280,400 killed (on all fronts),
3,849,000 wounded,
2,343,900 POW.

Germany:
2,400,000 killed (on all fronts),
1,000,000 wounded,
600,000 POW.

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