1 Sep 1917

Latvia
  • The German 8th Army attacked Riga, Latvia in an attempt to bring about the downfall of the Provisional Government and force Russia to sue for peace. Apart from some resistance by one division whose commander had somehow managed to rally his men, most Russian soldiers refused to fight and melted away (their officers being killed by the deserters on frequent occasions). ww2dbase [Riga | AC]
3 Sep 1917

Latvia
  • The German 8th Army captured Riga, Latvia and pushed on some distance beyond. ww2dbase [Riga | AC]
2 Sep 1920

Latvia
  • The Russo-Polish peace talk moved to Riga, Latvia as the extent of the Bolshevik military defeat became known. ww2dbase [Riga | AC]
18 Oct 1920

Latvia
  • The Russo-Polish war was formally brought to an end with the signing of a peace treaty at Riga, Latvia. ww2dbase [Riga | AC]
1 Jul 1941

Latvia
2 Jul 1941

Latvia
30 Nov 1941

Latvia
3 Nov 1943

Latvia
24 Sep 1944

Latvia
  • The STAVKA ordered the Soviet First Baltic Front to halt on the advance to Riga, Latvia, leaving the job to the Second Baltic Front and Third Baltic Front, and instead march toward Memel (now Klaipeda, Lithuania). ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | Riga | TH, CPC]
12 Oct 1944

Latvia
  • Latvian capital Riga was captured by the Soviets, ending any hope of a breakout by Army Group North. ww2dbase [Riga | AC]
3 Feb 1946

Latvia

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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