Monday, 22 June 2009

Operation Barbarossa: Germany invades Russia, 1941

On 22nd June 1941 over 3 million German troops invade Russia in three parallel offensives, in what is the most powerful invasion force in history. Nineteen panzer divisions, 3,000 tanks, 2,500 aircraft, and 7,000 artillery pieces pour across a thousand-mile front as Hitler goes to war on a second front.
The war evenually cost the lives of 23 million Soviet citizens including almost 11 million military personnel.