The Army High Command’s Plan for Operation Barbarossa: Cartographic Illustration of the Planned Strategy and the Actual Strategy Implemented (1941)

The Army High Command’s Plan for Operation Barbarossa: Cartographic Illustration of the Planned Strategy and the Actual Strategy Implemented (1941)

German soldiers of the Großdeutschland Division, one of them equipped with a flamethrower, advance through field during Operation Barbarossa.

German soldiers of the Großdeutschland Division, one of them equipped with a flamethrower, advance through field during Operation Barbarossa.

The German Wehrmacht had it relatively easy when the Soviet Union was invaded during Operation Barbarossa in 1941— until they came up against the Russian T

The German Wehrmacht had it relatively easy when the Soviet Union was invaded during Operation Barbarossa in 1941— until they came up against the Russian T

"Operation Barbarossa was not merely a military operation, but also a planned economic program expected to encompass the deaths of tens of millions of people through starvation from forced seizure of supplies to feed the Wehrmacht, an objective which it partially obtained." (Max Hastings)  Operation Barbarossa, 1941

"Operation Barbarossa was not merely a military operation, but also a planned economic program expected to encompass the deaths of tens of millions of people through starvation from forced seizure of supplies to feed the Wehrmacht, an objective which it partially obtained." (Max Hastings) Operation Barbarossa, 1941

General Heinz Guderian, commander of Germany's Panzergruppe 2, chats with members of a tank crew on the Russian front, on September 3, 1941.

General Heinz Guderian, commander of Germany's Panzergruppe 2, chats with members of a tank crew on the Russian front, on September 3, 1941.

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