|Battle of Seelow Heights|
|Part of Eastern Front|
USSR tanks fighting German tanks
|Commanders and leaders|
|Georgi Zhukov||Gotthard Henrici|
|Casualties and losses|
April 18 Edit
The Red Army advanced into Germany with brutal reprisals for German viciousness in their invasion of the Soviet Union, outnumbering them ten to one, with wave upon wave of infantry moving on the Germans to get rid of their armor. The Red Army soon reached the town of Seelow, which was the center of a series of hills defended by German infantry and tankers.
On April 18, 1945, the first attack began. The Russians pushed forwards, with their infantry sitting on advancing tanks. The Red Army pushed the Germans back through the wheat fields around the town by throwing Molotov Cocktails at the field, either killing dozens of Wehrmacht soldiers or making them flee for miles. The German tanks wreaked havoc on the advancing Soviets until the Red Army soldiers, equipped with Panzerschrecks, blew up the King Tiger IIs. The Germans were rapidly forced back, and the Red Army assaulted the Wehrmacht main camp after hours of combat.
The Russian tanks pushed on the German main camp, along with some infantrymen, and a grand attack began, with the Red Army using bazookas to blow up some German watchtowers and pickup trucks that transported reinforcements to the front lines. The Red Army soldiers captured the camp after gruesome close combat with PPSH-41s and Gewehr-43s. The Russians killed off all of the Axis troops in the camp and forced the Germans back, and prepared a final attack.
Armored Counterattack Edit
On April 19, 1945, they attacked the remaining 100,000 German soldiers with T-55 tanks, facing a series of trenches, bunkers, and artillery pieces scattered throughout the Seelow Heights. The Red Army pushed past all of the German troops, blowing up the radio towers, Panzers, and troop transports, carrying escaping Germans. Few German transports escaped the scene as the Red Army closed in on the train station, which fell later that day.