Doubtless there were myriad small battles fought right up until the German surrender but the last major battle on the eastern front would be the fight for Berlin. Berlin in 1939 was a world class city. In that year the four largest cities of the world were New York, London, Tokyo, and Berlin. Each was the center of financial and industrial power for a great nation. By the end of the war, only one, Berlin, had been overrun and conquered although London and Tokyo both suffered air attack. By 1945, much of Berlin was ruined due to air attacks, exactly 1,000 in total. However, Berlin as noted, was a huge city and even 1,000 major air raids had only destroyed about 25% of the city. Much of it continued to function with some effectiveness, such as the water, telephone, and electrical services. Trolleys still ran. Government and factory workers still showed up. When the Soviets began their assault in late April 1945, it was with artillery. The last British led air raid ended just hours before. The artillery bombardment probably did more damage in a couple days that had all the bombing missions so far. The Germans by some accounts had 500,000 men on defense but mostly these were lightly trained militia, old men, boys, etc. Some excellent units did fight including several SS units. These put up such a defense that despite overwhelming numbers and firepower, the Soviets still took about eight days of street fighting to secure the city and suffered huge casualties, probably in excess of 100,000 dead. Supposedly 1,000 Soviet soldiers died just in the initial assault on the Reichstag building. Many German units fought to the death knowing the savages who opposed them would offer no quarter to military or civilian alike. The brutality of the Soviet soldier was unmatched on the planet by any force. Following the German military collapse, the rapes, looting, plunder, murder and arson by these forces are well documented. Of course, Hitler committed suicide near the end of the battle which effectively ended the war. His successor Admiral Doenitz, rushed with all possible haste to end the war on Allied terms, which took about ten days as I recall from Hitler's death to the signing of the surrender papers. As noted above, there were doubtless many small actions here and there in North Italy, Croatia, near Hamburg, etc. but the fall of Berlin effectively ended the major European fighting.
The Battle of Kursk was the last offensive by the German Army on the Eastern Front ; the Germans never regained the initiative .
Western front: Battle of the bulge D-Day landing battle of Britain Battle of the Atlantic North Africa: El Alamein Eastern front: Stalingrad Battle of Kursk Battle of Berlin (the last major battle of WW2) Pacific ocean: Pearl harbor battle of Midway battle of Leyte gulf
No, the battle of Kharkov in 43 was the last major victory for Germany on the eastern front this occurred after Stalingrad was lost. The battle of Kharkov would lead into the Kursk battle which put the Reich on the defensive for the rest of the war.
The Battle of the Bulge. This was Hitler's final attempt to split the allied powers in the wast in order to negotiate peace. He wanted to concentrate his entire military of the Eastern front.
It was the battle of Stalingrad that signaled the demise of the German empire, the battle of the bulge was the last great offensive Germany planned to stop the lightning advance on the German homeland after several military defeats on the eastern front.
It was the last major German offensive on the Eastern Front; from now on, the Germans would be on the defensive.
The two major turning points of WWII was the Battle of Midway. After this battle the Japanese navy was crippled and could never be they way the was it was before the battle. The second turning point of WWII was the battle of the Buldge. After this battle the German army was destroyed and the only hope of defending Germany was lost. Also in the eastern front another battle was the battle of Stalingrad. This battle cost the Germans about 800,000 troops being captured or killed(German and other nations it conquered). This was the last German offensive on the eastern front. Hope this helps.
There were several turning points on the eastern front. The first one would be the battle of moscow 1941-1942 the second was Stalingrad 1942 And the last one was Kursk after that all hope of a German victory was gone.
The "Battle of the Bulge" was a month-long last-ditch offensive by the German armies in Belgium near the end of World War II. It began on December 16, 1944 and continued until January 25 1945. When it failed, the Allies swept into Germany, even as the Russians were similarly crushing the last major resistance on the eastern front.
The Battle of the Bulge marked the last major German Offensive on the Western Front of World War 2. It also marked America's largest and bloodiest battle in the entire war.
The battle of Okanawa.
The Battle of Okinawa (April-May 1945) was the last battle of World War II.
In the Pacific, the turning point was the Battle of Midway, in which the Japanese lost many ships, including 4 carriers. In Europe, there were actually many turning points. On the eastern front, the Battle of Stalingrad was the major turning point. The Allied invasions of both France and Italy were turning points. The ultimate American victory in the Battle of the Bulge was Germany's "last gasp", as it were.
The Battle of the Bulge didn't happen in WW1, It happened towards the end of WW2 in Europe. It was a key WW2 battle as it was Hitler's last major offensive move to regain any control on the western front.
People would call the Battle of Stalingrad as it was the last major offensive by the Nazis on the Eastern front in Europe. Once the Soviets launched their counteroffensive attack, the Nazis had no chance and began to decline from the city of Stalingrad and from the USSR.
Battle of Okinawa
Battle of bulge
Um maybe,but it was one of the biggest battles of World War II.Here are the 5 biggest battles of World War II. 1.)Battle of Kursk 2.)Battle of 3.)Battle of 4.)Battle of 5.)Battle of Berlin Kursk, in July of 1943, was the last occaision that the Germans had any real success on the Eastern front in WW2. & their success in this battle was illusory, but the war will not end for another 2 years, nearly. A very long way from Kursk to Berlin, especially given the territory that the Soviets will 'Liberate' on the way there. The advances made by the Russians are strategically similar to those employed by Marshal Joffre of France in the latter stages of WW1.
It was the first major military disaster for the Germans in WWII (but it wouldn't be the last). The battle of Stalingrad represented a turning point on the Eastern Front. It gave the Red Army some breathing room to launch their own offensive, which was only checked at the 3rd battle of Kharkov. After the battle of Kursk, the Russians gained back the initiative for good.
It was in January of 1945 when German troops tried to do a last desperate offensive on the western front.
Battle of the Bulge
During World War II, the Battle of the Bulge had a number of short-term and long-term effects. One short-term effect was to shock the Allied home-populations with the surprise of a German offensive and the realization that the war was not going to be over as quickly as they had thought. A long-term effect was that the Soviet Union was able to occupy more territory in Eastern and Central Europe than it otherwise would have, since the Germans used up their last reserves in the 'Bulge' rather than on the Eastern Front.
The last German offensive of WWI was the Battle of Somme.
The Battle of Okinawa .