Germany Betrays the U.S.S.R.

Topics: World War II, Operation Barbarossa, Soviet Union / Pages: 2 (255 words) / Published: Dec 30th, 2013
June 22, 1941

Germany Betrays The Soviet Union!

Ignoring the Nazi-Soviet
Non-Aggression pact,
Germany attacked the
Soviet Union.

The battle was a very difficult and tragic one.

• "Operation Barbarossa," the largest and most powerful invasion force, struck the U.S.S.R. completely by surprise.

• Employing the same tactics that defeated the French, the Germans attacked east Prussia in the north, Ukraine in the south, and Moscow in the center.

• The Germans could overpower the expected 150 divisions the U.S.S.R. had, but was ill-prepared when an additional 200 divisions joined the war.

• Hitler declared no prisoners would be taken, and of the 5.7 million prisoners that were taken, 3 million perished in captivity.

• The Germans were not prepared for a winter war and through the stubborn retaliation of Stalin, the U.S.S.R. was able to slow and eventually stop the German advancement.
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Rosenberg, Jennifer. "The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.

"Germany 's WWII Offensive against Russia, 70 Years Later." DW.DE. N.p., 19 June 2011. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.

"Invasion of the Soviet Union, June 1941." Holocaust Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. .

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Image/s

Eastern Front. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. .



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