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Eastern Front (World War II)

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For the Eastern Front of the First World War, see Eastern Front (World War I).

The Eastern Front, also known as the Russian Front, was a front of the Second World War. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

By 1941, the Germans suffered a major setback. Despite the great start to the campaign, Nazi Germany's failure to defeat Britain meant that she found herself fighting a war on two fronts again, as had happened during World War I. The Germans had advanced 1,000 miles into Russia along a 2,000 mile front and came within sight of Moscow. However, the Russian winter then arrived and the snow brought the Wehrmacht grinding to a halt. The Russians, who were far more prepared for winter warfare, counter-attacked and the Germans were pushed back.

The Luftwaffe units called into Russia from Guernsey proved effective at halting Russian tanks, disrupting Russian supply lines, aiding in the fortification of strategic towns and providing supplies for the occupying German forces. However, Germany was forced to end the bombing campaigns against Britain and abandoned Operation Sealion in order to conserve resources. After Moscow, Germany's war became a defensive one. Early signs of panic began to sweep Berlin, with officers and civilians beginning to consider that Germany could lose the war. Anyone caught by the authorities of discussing this possibility were punished and purged for defeatism. (PROSE: Just War)

In the snowy winter of 1942, the Germans attacked and besieged Stalingrad. The Drofen began consuming the city's living and dead during the siege until Erimem, failing to negotiate a peaceful solution, instructed the Russian defenders to bomb the Drofen ship. (PROSE: The Beast of Stalingrad) Colonel Katayev was one of the Russians who fought in the battle. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune)

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