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Operation Barbarossa. By Julia Kruja and Rebeca Loaiciga. Both sides remained suspicious of one another, and the agreement merely gave them more time to prepare for a probable war. . German Tanks preparing for war.
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Operation Barbarossa By Julia Kruja and RebecaLoaiciga
Both sides remained suspicious of one another, and the agreement merely gave them more time to prepare for a probable war. German Tanks preparing for war
On June 22, 1941, 4.5 million Nazi Germans and their Axis allies troops launched what was to be the most destructive war in history. German soldiers battling the Russian troops
The first version of the plan was created by Enrich Marcks in August 1940. Enrich Marcks The second version was envisioned in December 1940 by Franz Halder. Franz Halder
The third and final plan was Hitler’s which he codenamed Barbarossa. Adolf Hitler
Timeline Summary • June 1941 the Germans invade the USSR. • August 1941 Hitler gives priority to taking Ukraine and destroying Budenny over taking Moscow.
September 1941 Germans besiege Leningrad. • October 1941 Germans finally try to advance on Moscow, win major victory at Vyazma. • December 1941 Zhukov counterattacks at Moscow. • March 1942 Soviet winter offensive finally ends; German army report lists losses.
June 1942 German summer offensive begins. • July 1942 Germans take Sevastopol, advances toward Volga, Caucasus. • September 1942 Germans bog down • November 1942 Soviets entrap German 6th army at Stalingrad. • May 1942 Germans entrap and capture advancing soviet 57th army in Kharkov area.
The attack started at 03.00, Sunday morning June 22nd 1941…By the end of October, Moscow was only 65 miles away and over 500,000 square miles of Soviet territory had been captured. German troops advancing
Although successful, the orders of Hitler had a consequence; a loss of time. The delay was such that winter struck before the Germans had reached their objectives. Three German soldiers in the winter
To any military observer, the Russian Army was on the verge of a total collapse and Moscow seemed destined to fall. Soviet soldiers taken to concentration camps
Not equipped for the Cold The German army expected the war to be over in ten weeks so provision for winter had not been packed.
DECEMBER 6 1941 Soviet Union attacked back ; German troops at the border were unstable so they were driven to chaos Germans forces were driven back to Moscow Russian troops
Germans re-gain stability Summer 1942; Germany returned offensive with a HUGE attack at the south and southeast.
The USSR gathered all forces and surrounded Stalingrad • Stalin gathered 1.5millions men to defend Moscow from the Germans • Later, Russia amassed 132 army divisions protecting the “mother land.”
Despite massive advances, Hitler's plan to conquer the Soviet Union before winter had failed, at great cost, and that failure would prove to be a turning point in the war. Hitler addressing his troops
Failure of Operation Barbarossa After the USSR took back Stalingrad, Operation Barbarossa fell apart. The Soviets continued on to reclaim their land.
By the end, Germany had suffered some 775,000 casualties. More than 800,000 Soviets had been killed, and an additional 6 million Soviet soldiers had been wounded or captured. Russian Battlefield
WORKS CITED • http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/world-war-ii-operation-barbarossa/100112/ • http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm • http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52772/Operation-Barbarossa • http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/russia.htm • http://www.history.com/topics/operation-barbarossa?cmpid=INT_Outbrain_Topics_HIS&obref=obnetwork
WORKS CITED • http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-launches-operation-barbarossa--the-invasion-of-russia?cmpid=INT_Outbrain_TDIH_HIS&obref=obnetwork