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Operation Groza – Soviet Invasion of Western Europe. July 6, 1941 ‘The Nazi command succeeded in forestalling our troops literally two weeks before the war began.’ General S. P. Ivanov, Chief of the General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of the USSR, 1974. The critical moment of World War Two – if not of the twentieth century – is generally regarded as Adolf Hitler’s decision in 1941 to launch an unprovoked assault upon a hitherto neutral and peaceful Soviet Union. Operation Barbarossa, as it was called, is perceived as the great tactical mistake which doomed Nazi Germany to defeat. Icebreaker, by Russian historian Victor Suvorov, exposes this scenario as nonsense. This extensively researched piece of historical revisionism provides compelling evidence that Operation Barbarossa was… Read more »


Who Started the
Second World War?
Viktor Suvorov
Translated by Thomas B. Beatti

I have certainly looked into this scenario, which I find to be very speculative, and unconvincing. Either Hitler had very BAD military intelligence or he was completely off his rocker when he made the call to break the Nazi-Soviet pact. I think it was a little of both. He totally underestimated the Russians vast resources, manpower, will and resolve. It was absolutely suicidal to open a second front with an strong enemy who outnumbers you five to one. And this at a time when Germany was ALREADY UP AGAINST the unlimited resources of the United States. Seriously man, I’m sorry. in the words of Tom Metzger, “Operation Barbarossa was insanity.”

I think he chose this fate (a little bit of imbedded philosophical challenge – to choose your fate?) because Hitler was a Wagnerian – everything was all or nothing with him. Either a Reich of a thousand years or complete, utter, devastation and ruin. it is the saddest story ever told for the tens of millions of German men, women, and children. It makes me suicidal just thinking about it.


Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II http://www.historynet.com/russias-life-saver-lend-lease-aid-to-the-ussr-in-world-war-ii-book-review.htm Lend-Lease as a Function of the Soviet War Economy http://www.sturmvogel.orbat.com/SovLendLease.html Lend-Lease http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-Lease Lend-Lease tanks and aircrafts for Russia 1941-1945 http://ww2-weapons.com/lend-lease-tanks-and-aircrafts/ Jan 10, 1941: FDR introduces the lend-lease program http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-introduces-the-lend-lease-program Jun 22, 1941: Germany launches Operation Barbarossa—the invasion of Russia http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-launches-operation-barbarossa–the-invasion-of-russia The Pacific and Indian Ocean Lend-Lease Routes to Russia Lend-Lease aid to Russia was dismissed by Soviet historians of the Cold War era as insignificant, amounting to only 4% of the Soviet Union’s own production. However, with the fall of Communism, Russian historians had greater access to historical archives and greater freedom to reach their own conclusions. Claims regarding Soviet production had been badly exaggerated, and a reevaluation shows that Lend-Lease amounted to… Read more »