Battle of Romania

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Red Army offensives in 1943-1944. The Battle of Romania is covered by the green area.

The Battle of Romania in World War II comprised several operations in or around Romania in 1944, as part of the Eastern Front. The Red Army launched two offensives against combined German-Romanian defenses in an attempt to reclaim the Moldavian SSR and open a way into the Balkans:

During the second offensive, Romania switched sides, something that Romanian historian Florin Constantiniu claims shortened World War II in Europe by six months.[3] The German Sixth Army was encircled and destroyed for the second time, while the severely weakened Eighth Army retreated to Hungary.


  1. ^ Glantz, pp. 371–376
  2. ^ United Center for Research and Training in History, Bulgarian historical review, p.7
  3. ^ (Romanian) Constantiniu, Florin, O istorie sinceră a poporului român ("An Honest History of the Romanian People"), Ed. Univers Enciclopedic, Bucureşti, 1997, ISBN 973-9243-07-X

Coordinates: 46°00′N 25°00′E / 46.000°N 25.000°E / 46.000; 25.000