Barbarossa

The Origins Of Hitler’s Folly.

by Daniel Russ on October 17, 2018

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Wehrmach Soldiers Examine A Destroyed T-34. Treaty of Brest-Litovsk gave the Germans purview over Poland, Belorussia, the Ukraine and the Baltic. It was the result of the end of World War I and it was a cornerstone of Hitler’s belief that there stood a Jewish Bolshevik conspiracy.  So his trajectory through Russia, he hoped, would […]

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Why Barbarossa Was Doomed To Failure.

by Daniel Russ on October 17, 2013

    Probably the biggest reason Operation Barbarossa failed was an old military problem that even Hitler wouldn’t remember and couldn’t allow to get in the way of a quick victory: an attenuated supply line. Much of the steppes and valleys between the Baltic Sea and Bucharest were large semi sandy areas with partially paved […]

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A Rarely Discussed Topic regarding Barbarossa, How did Stalin let such a huge build up occur without worry?

October 2, 2013

        Stalin, one of the most paranoid people in the world allows a massive build up on the border of Russia without sending troop formations the counter them…… Hitler and his staff were covering up a massive lie, one that took the form of a stable alliance and regular German flights into […]

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Was This The Biggest Military Operation In The History Of The World?

October 1, 2013

Germans On Captured Russian Armored Train    There’s never been anything like it. In fact, the sheer numbers of troops and equipment and support personnel and the scale of combined arms operation is not matched anywhere at any time. The staging line for this military operation started at the southern tip of the Baltic Sea […]

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So Many Nations Capitulated To The Germans Early On, Hitler Was Itching For A Real Fight.

September 24, 2012

On his way to power, there were many who suffered at the hands of his proxies and his insane lieges. Not surprisingly, some 130,000 dissident voices were extinguished by Adolph Hitler. It was the necessary antecedent to having competing security apparatuses fight to see who can be more ruthless and cruel. The SA and the […]

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Why The Wehrmacht Overwhelmed The Russians At Barbarossa.

April 29, 2012

      If Stalin was anything, he was paranoid. Some of his paranoia was well founded. He was a murderous, obstreperous tyrant who saw the world through only his own eyes.  His police state apparatus was filled with informers and he was tipped off to a plot at the top of his officer corps […]

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Excogitations On Barbarossa.

June 26, 2011

  Oil could have been one of the driving forces behind Operation Barbarossa. Hitler certainly seemed to lose interest in North Africa and had diverted precious oil and supplies to the East in 1941. That put Rommel in a lose-lose situation. While the Allied tidal wave into North Africa pushed all of Afrika Korps conquests […]

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Stalin’s Feckless Response To Barbarossa

June 15, 2011

Stalin purged his officer corps in the mid thirties. Too many people with access to the hard power of war machines were chafing under the thumb of the dictator, and he didn’t wait around until they took action. Three out of five Field Marshals, 90% percent of the generals, 80% of the colonels, and fully […]

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