At 3:15am on june 22 1941 #operationbarbarossa is underway.this was the largest land invasion in history.
in my opinion,this is what ruined hitlers plans of total conquest.his generals didnt want it to happen.germany and the soviet union had a non aggression pact.he choose to invade anyway(what a dick)much like the rest of the war,he was depending on his superior #technology and #speed he thought his forces could defeat the soviets by the end of summer.
his forces made huge gains.the gamble almost paid off.he almost did what not even napoleon could do.summer turned to fall and the greatest enemy to h****r set in.the weather!!!heavy rain made the terrain unbearable.it bogged down the machine dependent army.the speed that h****r needed to make this work was gone.the soviets now ready and winter coming.the eastern front was now going to become a bloodbath.millions of men and even more civilians would die. he waisted so many men and resources on this campaign.he took over command of the army and things were never the same.the soviets regained all their lost territory and chased them back to berlin. #history#historynerd#ww2#gamble#almost#mistakes#1941#barbarossa#invasion#crazyasshole#somuchileftout#conquest
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