28 June 1944

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Eastern Front

Soviet troops advance towards Minsk

Field Marshal Model replaced Field Marshal Ernst Busch in command of Army Group Centre

General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck takes command of Fourth Panzer Army

Western Front

The British 2nd Army establishes a bridgehead over the River Odon near Mondrainville

France

Philippe Henriot, a Vichy minister, is assassinated

Books

Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, Robert Kirchubel. A 'unit history' written on the largest scale, tracing the campaigns fought by the four Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, from their roles in the early German victories, to their eventual defeat and destruction in the ruins of the Reich. A very useful contribution to the literature on the Eastern Front. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 28 June 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_06_28.html
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