ABSTRACT

The 1st Baltic and the 3d, 2d, and 1st Belorussian Fronts launched a decisive offensive in Belorussia on 23-24 June 1944. During the successful operation, the enemy’s Army Group Center was utterly defeated, and, having captured Vitebsk, Orsha, Bobruisk, and Minsk, our forces reached the line extending from south of Dvinsk, through Molodechno, west of Minsk, to east of Luninets by 4 July. After the defeat of German Army Group Center in Belorussia, the forces of the 1st Baltic and the Belorussian Fronts further developed the offensive to Panevezhis, Kaunas, Belostok, and Brest.