I will try to put on brief the roles that the romanian army played during the second world war, roles that were either forgotten either erased from history, after Romania's occupation by the Soviets.I'll try to be as brief as possible.If you have any questions, or curious about detailes, let me know. As many of you know, on the 23rd of august 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed what was about to enter in history as the "Ribbentrop-Molotov pact", in which the 2 countries divided the Eastern Europe. After the beggining of the war, Romania remained neutral, allowing the polish refugiees to transit the country, and helping them to find a safe place untill the end of the war (many flew to Britain, including the polish government). But after the fall of France on june 22 1940, Romania lost all it's allies.Giving this fact, thr U.S.S.R. occupied the north-east teritories of Bassarabia and Bucovina, Hungary, with the aid of Germany occupied Transilvanya, while Bulgaria occupied the south of the country. With his country occupied, the romanian king Carol II fled the country, giving the throne to his 18 years-old son, Mihai, who, in the same day gave unlimited powers to the prime minister, general Ion Antonescu, a friend of Hitler.This is how, on the 23rd of november 1940, Romania became an ally of Germany, Romania beeing rich in oil(90% of Germany's oil came from Romania),and close to the Soviet Union. Beeing close to the Soviet Union meant we had to support Germany in the Barbarossa operation.Which we did.On the 22th june 1941, supporting the germans were 325.685 soldiers (there 2 army corps:the 3rd and the 4th) and 205 planes.The atack against the Soviet Union began on the 22th june 1941.The main reason we attacked the U.S.S.R. was to regain the lost territories, which we did untill the day of 26 july 1941.Still, Atnonescu ordered the crossing of the river Dniester, and the advance of the romanian troops inside the U.S.S.R..On 10 november, the romanian army was allready at the gates of Sevastopol(in Crimeea), Odessa beeing conquered on 14 october.We remained there, fighting the russians untill the axis retreat. In September 1942, the 3rd and 4th romanian army corps started to take up their positions around Stalingrad. After the fall of the city, they were going to form the 'Marshal Antonescu' ArmyGroup together with the German 6th Army.The romanian army lost 158,854 men (dead, wounded and missing) between 19 november 1942 and 7 january 1943. This represented 16 of the 18 divisions engaged at Stalingrad and half of the active troops (31 divisions). The Romanian Air Corps lost 73 airplanes (26 in battle and the rest on the ground).During the horrible battles in the encircled Stalingrad, the Romanian troops had performed very well under the circumstances.On 2 february 1943, the resistance of Axis troops in Stalingrad ceased. I will try to short up the story a bit, not mentioning the role in the Caucasus.The romanian army helped the germans in their last stand in Crimea, which ended on the 10th of may 1944. Following a coup d'etat lead by king Mihai I on 23rd of august 1944, Antonescu was arrested, and Romania switched sides, joining the allies side, agianst Nazi Germany.By some accounts, the coup may have shortened World War II by 6 months, thus saving hundreds of thousands of lives. Since the coup, the romanian army fought alongside the russian troops (alongside in theory, because the russians stood behind and left all the work to the romanians) in the battles at Budapest, and the liberation of CzechoSlovakia. i hope you will find these things interesting.I hope I didn't bore you too much, and please, if you have any questions, just ask.