Marc Schulman


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January 1944
Russians Cross Polish Border


The Soviets had first tried to force the German our out of Crimea by initiating a landing in Eitigan and Yenikale. The landing was successful but the Germans contained the Russian troops to their beachhead. The Soviets sent 75,000 troops to the beachhead. On April 8th 1944 470,000 Soviets troops launched an offensive against 200,000 German troops. The Soviets had an overwhelming advantage in almost every area and within a month the Soviets had captured all of the Crimea.