Battle of Târgu Frumos
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The term may apply to either one of two periods of intense combat, or it may refer to the entire scope of conflict in the area over a longer time. For example, a military unit or an individual can be said to have served in the battle.
- First Battle of Târgu Frumos, 9–12 April 1944: the Red Army took the town but was pushed out
- Second Battle of Târgu Frumos, 2–8 May 1944: the German forces held again
Soviet historians did not consider this to be a significant battle but have come around to identifying it separately.
The battle has been used in military education as an example of how a mobile defense can defeat an armoured spearhead.
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