This timeline covers all the political and military events that occurred within Eastern Europe between the years 1939 and 1945. The countries encompassed within the timeline are Poland, Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Romania. Germany and Austria are also covered, but only in respect to the part they played in the Eastern
European theatre of war.
"The Red Army and Navy and the whole Soviet people must fight for every inch of Soviet soil, fight to the last drop of blood for our towns and villages...onward, to victory!"
Stalin July 1941
Field Marshal Erich
German Tiger I
The Pzkpfw VI Tiger was a powerful tank, with thick armour and an 8.8cm main gun. It was all but invulnerable to standard allied anti-tank guns making it an excellent defensive tank, but fortunately for the allies it was a complex tank to manufacture and took time to build, thereby limiting the numbers that were available to commanders on the ground.