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The Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive
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The Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy-Pocket was an offensive operation of the 1st and 2nd Ukrainian Fronts and was executed between January the 24th and February the 17th, 1944. The goal of this operation was to destroy the Wehrmacht groups located at Korsun, as part of a strategic offensive of Soviet troops in the Ukraine.

The operation ended in the night between the 16th and the 17th of February, with only 30 000 to 32 000 soldiers of the Wehrmacht able to break  the encirclement. General Stemmermann, the commander of the German forces, died in combat. During the Battle of the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket, two Armeekorp’s and the reinforcements of the defending Germans were destroyed. It was a blood bath for both sides, with neither of the combatants getting off unscathed.

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