Battle of Rovno

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Battle of Rovno
Part of Eastern Front (World War II)
Date 2–5 February 1944
Location Rovno, Ukraine
50°37′N 26°15′E / 50.617°N 26.250°E / 50.617; 26.250Coordinates: 50°37′N 26°15′E / 50.617°N 26.250°E / 50.617; 26.250
Result Soviet victory
Belligerents
Nazi Germany Germany
XIII Army Corps
Soviet Union Soviet Union
13th Army
60th Army

The Battle of Rovno was a World War II battle between remnant forces of the German XIII Army Corps and the Red Army in and around the Ukrainian city of Rovno on 2 February 1944. Army Group South had instructed XIII corps to establish new defensive positions on the Sdolbuno-Uscie-Rovno-Zolotyov line in order to delay the advancing Red Army who were aggressively pursuing the retreating Army Group[1] as part of the Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive.[2] The Soviet 13th and 60th Armies [3] attacked along this defensive line, penetrating the defences at Sdolbuno and within hours all German forces within the city of Rovno were surrounded.[1] The city was finally liberated when the last German forces capitulated on 5 February 1944.[4] This particular battle aided to the collapse of the Nazi army. It gave the Soviets a strategic territory position which helped them during the war.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haupt, Werner (1998). Army Group South: The Wehrmacht in Russia 1941-1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History. pp. 211–212. ISBN 0-7643-0385-6. 
  2. ^ Bellamy, Chris (2007). Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War. Alfred A. Knopf. pp. 604–605. ISBN 978-0-375-41086-4. 
  3. ^ Stone & Stone Books. "Second World War Books". War Diary for Wednesday, 2 February 1944. 
  4. ^ Yivo Institute for Jewish Research. "Jews in Eastern Europe". Rivne. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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