Narva battles winter of 1944

Narva battles winter of 1944

The Battle of Narva was a campaign between the German Army Abteilung “Narwa” and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus from 2 February to 10 August 1944. The campaign took place in Estonia and consisted of two major phases: the Battle for Narva Bridgehead (February to July 1944) and the battle for the Tannenberg line. The Soviet Kingisepp–Gdov Offensive and Narva Offensives (15–28 February, 1–4 March and 18–24 March) were part of the Red Army Winter Spring Campaign of 1944. Following Joseph Stalin’s “Broad Front” strategy, these battles coincided with the Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive (December 1943 – April 1944) and the Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive (July–August 1944). the Soviet Estonian operation pushed the front westward to the Narva […]