Sandomierz–Silesian Offensive

Sandomierz–Silesian Offensive

The Sandomierz-Silesian Offensive was part of the Soviet Vistula-Oder Offensive (12 January - 3 February 1945). It was carried out by the 1st Ukrainian Front under Ivan Konev.

The 1st Front begun its offensive on January 12, starting from the Sandomierz Bridgehead. Within 6 days the 1st Front has broken through the German front on the length of 250k and advanced from 120 to 150k; near the end of the offensive the Soviets have approached Breslau (Wrocław) and begun crossing of the Oder (Odra) river.


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Further reading

*Sims, D and Schilling, A. "Breakout from the Sandomierz Bridgehead", "Field Artillery", Oct 1990
*Henryk Stańczyk, "Operacja sandomiersko-śląska 1 Frontu Ukraińskiego. Bitwa o Górny Śląsk", Warszawa, WIH:Historia Militaris Polonica, 1996, ISBN 8386213299

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