Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East - Episode 01: Operation Barbarossa

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Title: Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East - Episode 01: Operation Barbarossa
Producer: History Channel, Anna Grazhdan (director), David Riley (narrator)
Category: History, War, Soviet Storm: WW2 In the East
Views: 10334
Added: Feb 7th 2012
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Just a few officers of the Soviet Command doubted that there would be war with Germany. But what was the timing?

The scout reports were controversial. In April 1940 Hitler signed the operation Barbarossa, and heavy war machinery started making its way to the boundaries of the USSR. However, the very first battles in June 1941 at the border at the Brest Fortress, near Kiev and Minsk broke the German design of Blitzkrieg, a 'lightning war'.

Massive losses sustained by the retreating Red Army could well be explained but the mistakes had to be paid for by both the soldiers and generals. And German panzer groups were dashing to reach Moscow...

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