Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

Episode 5: The USSR—defeated?

After the Battle of Smolensk, Germany changes its strategy. It diverts forces away from the drive on Moscow toward two other key objectives: Leningrad in the north, and Kyiv in Ukraine. 

This is how that played out. 

LeningradFront.jpeg battle_barbarossa5.jpeg

Map source: US Military Academy. 


Glantz, David: Operation Barbarossa: Hitler’s Invasion of Russia, 1941. The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, 2001. https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/ 

Bury, Scott: Army of Worn Soles. The Written Word Publishing Company, Ottawa, Canada, 2012. https://writtenword.ca/books-by-scott-bury/army-of-worn-soles/

Music by Nicolas Bury. 

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