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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 8:45 p.m. PST

"So big was World War II that the second defeat of the German Sixth Army at the "Jassy-Kishinev operation" is now almost forgotten.

Sometimes World War II is so big it's tough to wrap your head around it. Battles that in another conflict would form the martial centerpiece often find little place in modern memory, and sometimes we forget them altogether. World War II claims more memorable great battles than any war in history, but just as many of its fights are forgotten.

Nowhere is this more true than on the Eastern Front, that massive confrontation between Germany and the Soviet Union. Even considered on its own, it was one of history's greatest conflicts. The size of the opposing forces, the ferocity, the physical sprawl of the battlefield, the death toll, you name it: the Eastern Front was the Big One…."

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