Map Of Europe In 1944 Under German Occupation. German soldiers round up Jews in occupied Holland. Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Finland, Croatia, and Vichy France were all either allied to Germany or subject to heavy German influence.
It was now Britain that was on the defensive in the Mediterranean. In North Africa, German and Italian forces led by Rommel threw back the British in Libya. In the Balkans, Germany and its allies swiftly overran Yugoslavia and Greece.
Map of the Major Operations of WWII in Europe.
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Nazi-occupied Europe was governed firmly, brutally and for benefit of the German war effort. This was especially true when a foreign army defeated and then occupied a country. Ten days later an additional force landed in southern France.