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.
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!"
Field Marshal Erich von
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.