July 3rd in German History: German Forces in Minsk Surrender

In the first few months following the German declaration of war on the Soviet Union, numerous cities fell to the Wehrmacht as it advanced though Soviet Satellite states and into Russia. Minsk, the capitol of the Belarusian SSR, was captured in early July and hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops were killed or captured. ThreeContinue reading “July 3rd in German History: German Forces in Minsk Surrender”