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Special: Operation Bagration

Between June and August 1944, a massive operation saw the Soviets pushing the Germans out of the Eastern Europe. During our special this weekend you can learn about this important historic event whilst enjoying bonuses in game!

Double Crew Experience

The quickest way to learn is to get straight into the thick of the action! Your crewmen will learn their skills twice as quickly this weekend.

Medal Hunt: Steel Wall

Be the shield that protects your team from damage. Receive and survive more potential damage (at least 1,000 HP) than any other player in the battle to win yourself the Steel Wall Medal, and earn an additional 7,000 credits! This bonus will be automatically credited to your account when you receive the medal.

 

50% Discount and 80% Increased Profits on the following vehicles:

Type

Tier

Nation

Tank

Name

 

V

Pz.Kpfw. IV

 

V

StuG III

 

III

T-70

 

V

T-34

 

III

SU-76

 

V

SU-85

 

30% Discount and 30% Increased Profits on the following vehicles:

Type

Tier

Nation

Tank

Name

 

VI

T-34-85

VI

KV-1S

 

VII

IS

 

VII

SU-152

 

VII

Pz.Kpfw. V Panther

VII

Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger

 

VI

JagdPz IV

 

These are some of the vehicles that took part in Operation Bagration. Take them out for a spin to relive a bit of history and earn extra credits whilst at it!

50% off Garage Slots

Need space for even more vehicles? Enlarge your garage for less.

50% off Skill Resets

Do you want to try out some new perks for your experienced crew? Reset their skills for half the cost whether spending gold or credits.

You can enjoy these bonuses in game from Saturday 22nd June 07:10 CEST (GMT +2) until Tuesday 25th June 07:00 CEST.

 



 

At the start of World War II, the Soviet Union and Germany had been allies. However, that ended when the greed of Germany’s leaders caused them to turn against the Soviets in 1941 and invade Eastern Europe. This was the largest military operation in history and one with terrible conditions and results for both sides.

Betrayed by their former allies, the Soviet Union joined up with the Allies and began planning their return strike. Operation Bagration was the codename for the ‘Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation’ to clear the German forces from Eastern Europe by destroying German Army Group Centre. It began on 22nd June 1944 and lasted until 19th August. Like Operation Overlord taking place on the beaches of Normandy, it was preceded by a convoluted but highly successful deception operation called Maskirovka, a word that literally means ‘camouflage’.

Maskirovka involved pushing the huge Soviet armies (called Fronts) forward whilst leaving a significant number of units hidden behind them. In the meantime, through the use of dummy units and radio silence, the Germans were misdirected into believing that the attack would be taking place on the Ukraine. The result was that most of Army Group Centre’s tanks and artillery were sent to reinforce the Ukraine, leaving only a minimal defence force behind.

In the meantime, partisans (mainly Soviet soldiers who had become cut-off in 1941 to become guerrillas) began a coordinated assault on the German supply lines, destroying rail networks and bridges to prevent the movement of ammunition, food and reinforcements to the front line.

On June 22nd, exactly three years to the day after the start of the German invasion, the battle began in full with a massive artillery barrage that was typical of a Soviet attack. The shelling was devastating, but the Germans were ordered to hold the position to their deaths by their stubborn commanders.

With the initial destruction of the German defences complete, the big push came. Four massive Soviet Fronts started to move westwards, bearing millions of soldiers, tanks and aircraft.

Over the next few weeks, the remnants of the German Army Group Centre put up a brave defence, but they were ultimately overwhelmed by the sheer power of the Soviet force. Eventually on 19th August, a halt was called to the Soviet advance before the lines could become too stretched.

Operation Bagration was one of the most important conflicts of World War II and proved to be a huge success for the Soviets, but it came at a cost. Casualties, both military and civilian, were immense, with hundreds of thousands dead on both sides and over a million wounded in total.

The end result was that with the annihilation of Army Group Centre, Army Group North and Army Group North Ukraine were cut off from each other. Both Army Groups were forced to withdraw from Soviet territory. With this victory on the Eastern front coinciding with the success of the Normandy Landings on the west, the time for Allied victory drew much closer.

 

 

Remember that you can enjoy these bonuses in game from Saturday 22nd June 07:10 CEST (GMT +2) until Tuesday 25th June 07:00 CEST.

 

Make sure to also check out our other currently running offers!

Tank of the Month
50% additional Crew Experience and 30 % more Credits for Churchill I and Churchill VII 
Big and Heavy
Discounts and additional Credits for high-tier French tank destroyers
Random Draw Special
50% Discount and additional Crew Experience for the American T71

 

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