After the Red Army prevented the Wehrmacht from taking Moscow in and prevailed at Stalingrad—one of the most decisive battles in history—it began a counteroffensive that drove the enemy all the way back to Berlin in In one of the final stages of the Red offensive, Soviet advances in the summer of drew away German forces that could have blunted the Allied offensive in Normandy.
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The battle was also one of the largest during World War II, with more than a million total casualties. It marked a turning point as it was the first time since the Wehrmacht began its conquests in war that it had been forced into a major retreat. The Wehrmacht had been forced to retreat earlier during the Yelnya Offensive in September and at the Battle of Rostov which led to von Rundstedt losing his job , but these retreats were minor compared to the one at Moscow.
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