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The eastern front at the time of the Battle of Rostov.

The Battle of Rostov (1941) was a battle of the Eastern Front of World War II, fought around Rostov-on-Don between the German Army Group South, commanded by General Gerd von Rundstedt and the Soviet South Front commanded by General Yakov Timofeyevich Cherevichenko. Download high resolution version (1201x920, 255 KB)Map of the Eastern Front (WWII), 1941-06-21 to 1941-12-05 Drawn by User:Gdr File links The following pages link to this file: Siege of Leningrad Eastern Front (World War II) Talk:Eastern Front (World War II) Battle of Moscow... Download high resolution version (1201x920, 255 KB)Map of the Eastern Front (WWII), 1941-06-21 to 1941-12-05 Drawn by User:Gdr File links The following pages link to this file: Siege of Leningrad Eastern Front (World War II) Talk:Eastern Front (World War II) Battle of Moscow... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Eastern Front was the theatre of combat between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II. It was somewhat separate from the other theatres of the war, not only geographically, but also for its scale and ferocity. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Central market and Church in Rostov. ... Army Group South (Heeresgruppe Süd in German) was a German Army Group during World War II. Germany used two army groups to invade Poland in 1939: Army Group North and Army Group South. ... Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt (December 12, 1875 - February 24, 1953) was a Field Marshal of the German Army during World War II. He remains known as one of Germanys best generals, as well as for being apolitical throughout his career. ... The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: (СССР)  listen; tr. ...


After winning the Battle of Kiev in September 1941, Army Group South pushed down from the Dniepr to the Sea of Azov coast. Walther von Reichenau's 6th Army captured Kharkov. Heinrich von Stulpnagel's 17th Army marched through Poltava towards Voroshilovgrad. Erich von Manstein's 11th Army moved into the Crimea and had taken control of all of the peninsula by autumn (except Sevastopol, which held out until 3 July 1942). The Battle of Kiev was a huge encirclement battle in the Ukraine during World War 2. ... The shallow Sea of Azov is clearly distinguished from the deeper Black Sea. ... Field-Marshal Walther von Reichenau Walther von Reichenau (August 16, 1884 - January 17, 1942), German military commander, was the son of a Prussian general and joined the German Army in 1902. ... The German Sixth Army (German: ) was a World War II field army and the protagonist of the tragic Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. ... Poltava is a city and oblast center in the Poltavska oblast of eastern Ukraine with some 313,400 inhabitants (2004). ... Luhansk (Ukrainian: Луганськ) is a city in eastern Ukraine. ... Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein Erich von Manstein (November 24, 1887–June 10, 1973) was a lifelong professional soldier who rose to be one of the most prominent commanders of Nazi Germanys Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) during World War II; he attained the rank of Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall), although he never... The Crimea (officially Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukrainian transliteration: Avtonomna Respublika Krym, Ukrainian: Автономна Республіка Крим, Russian: Автономная Республика Крым, pronounced cry-MEE-ah in English) is a peninsula and an autonomous republic of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ... Sevastopol (Севастополь, Sevastopol’ in Ukrainian; Aqyar in Crimean Tatar), formerly known as Sebastopol, is a port city in Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast of Crimean peninsula. ... July 3rd is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Ewald von Kleist's 1st Panzer Army drove down from Kiev and encircled Soviet troops at Melitopol in October, then drove east along the shore of the Sea of Azov toward Rostov at the mouth of the Don river, the gateway to the Caucasus. Ewald von Kleist could refer to: Ewald Jürgen Georg von Kleist (c. ... Melitopol (Мелітополь) is a city in Zaporizka oblast of Ukraine. ... Central market and Church in Rostov. ... This article is about the river in Western Russia. ... The Caucasus is a region in West Asia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus mountains and surrounding lowlands. ...


On 21 November the Germans took Rostov. However, the German lines were over-extended, and Kleist's warnings that his left flank was vulnerable and that his tanks were ineffective in the freezing weather were ignored. On 27 November the Soviet 37th Army, commanded by Lieutenant-General Anton Ivanovich Lopatin, counterattacked the 1st Panzer Army's spearhead from the north, forcing them to pull out of the city. Adolf Hitler countermanded the retreat. When von Rundstedt refused to obey, Hitler sacked him. However, retreat was unavoidable, and the 1st Panzer Army was forced back to the Mius River at Taganrog. It was the first significant German withdrawal of the war. November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889–April 30, 1945) was the Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and chancellor) of Germany from 1933 to his death. ... Mius (Russian: Миус) is a river in Eastern Europe that flows through Ukraine and Russia. ... Taganrog (Russian: ) is a city and seaport in Rostov Oblast, Russia. ...


The battle cost the Red Army about 140,000 dead, and the Germans about 14,000 dead.


See also

  • In the Battle of Rostov (1942), the German 17th Army captured the city.
  • In the Battle of Rostov (1943), the Soviet Union recaptured the city.

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Battle of Rostov (1941) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
The Battle of Rostov (1941) was a battle of the Eastern Front of World War II, fought around Rostov-on-Don between the German Army Group South, commanded by General Gerd von Rundstedt and the Soviet South Front commanded by General Yakov Timofeyevich Cherevichenko.
In the Battle of Rostov (1942), the German 17th Army captured the city.
In the Battle of Rostov (1943), the Soviet Union recaptured the city.
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