By John Erickson, Ljubica Erickson
Hitler as opposed to Stalin exhibits the brutality, horror and heroism of warfare at the japanese entrance as by no means prior to. Over three hundred infrequent photos, many lately published from the Russian files and formerly unpublished within the West, illustrate each section and element of the japanese entrance campaigns, from the Nazis' early blitzkrieg successes, the conflict for Moscow and the siege of Leningrad, throughout the road combating for Stalingrad, and the Soviet successes at Kursk and Operation Bagration, to the climactic fall of Berlin and the link-up among Soviet and Western armies amid the ruins of the "1000-year Reich". this is often overall conflict in its so much barbaric shape: approximately 30 million Soviet infantrymen and voters have been killed in the course of 4 years of fight opposed to their German invaders.
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End of the line". People went to the front line passing through streets where they had gone to school as children. 48 CATASTROPHE: 1941 Left This famous picture shows victims of the German bombardment of Leningrad, the first of 65,000 citizens to die in the shell fire. On 4 September, German longrange siege guns opened fire on the city, shelling it day after day for more than two years. Shortly, the exchange of fire developed into a prolonged artillery duel between the counterbattery of Leningrad guns pitted against German siege weapons.
Moving the factories was one problem, starting up production was yet another. Machinery began operating even as new factory walls were erected around it. BBHMHBBBMBH Above In his broadcast of 3 July 1941 Stalin issued immediate "scorched earth" instructions: "The enemy must not be left a single engine.. not a pound of bread or a pint of oil. " In scenes like these, collective farmers with their pigs and cows carried out Stalin's instructions, all to the rear. 61 CATASTROPHE: 1941 Above A classic scene of industrial evacuation that must have been replicated many thousands of times.
The crated aircraft were unloaded at Archangel and assembled, joining the Wing at Vaenga. Right A senior Soviet air commander tries out his newly arrived Hurricane fighter aircraft, which appears newly painted. The Red star on the port wing has been hurriedly over-painted on the Royal Air Force roundel, which is still just visible. 54 CATASTROPHE: 1941 MOSCOW PREPARES TO FIGHT O n 6 October 1941, the German Army launched Operation Typhoon, which was designed to smash in the Moscow defensive concentration.