Diary August 29, 1944

German motorcyclist messanger in air cover
German motorcyclist under air cover. Over the Western Front the Allied fighter-bombers dominate the air and during day hardly any movement of German troops is possible.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, August 29, 1944

Russian Front

German Army Group South Ukraine ordered to hold Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps.

Western Front

Americans capture Soissons, 89 km northeast of Paris. French advance from Nimes towards Montpellier.


Allies capture Pinbaw.

Occupied Countries

Czechoslovakia: Germans move to occupy puppet state of Slovakia, sparking off long-planned Slovak national uprising. Slovaks hold central Slovakia throughout September but SS units force them to retire into Low Tatra Mountains in October.
Hungary: General Lakatos forms collaborationist government.

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