Hitler Vs Stalin: The Eastern Front In Photographs by John Erickson, Ljubica Erickson

By John Erickson, Ljubica Erickson

Hitler as opposed to Stalin indicates the brutality, horror and heroism of struggle at the jap entrance as by no means ahead of. Over three hundred infrequent pictures, many lately published from the Russian documents and formerly unpublished within the West, illustrate each part and point of the japanese entrance campaigns, from the Nazis' early blitzkrieg successes, the conflict for Moscow and the siege of Leningrad, throughout the road struggling with for Stalingrad, and the Soviet successes at Kursk and Operation Bagration, to the climactic fall of Berlin and the link-up among Soviet and Western armies amid the ruins of the "1000-year Reich". this can be overall warfare in its such a lot barbaric shape: approximately 30 million Soviet infantrymen and voters have been killed in the course of 4 years of fight opposed to their German invaders.

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The crated aircraft were unloaded at Archangel and assembled, joining the Wing at Vaenga. Right A senior Soviet air commander tries out his newly arrived Hurricane fighter aircraft, which appears newly painted. The Red star on the port wing has been hurriedly over-painted on the Royal Air Force roundel, which is still just visible. 54 CATASTROPHE: 1941 MOSCOW PREPARES TO FIGHT O n 6 October 1941, the German Army launched Operation Typhoon, which was designed to smash in the Moscow defensive concentration.

His own son has surrendered! " Left Jakov Djugashvili, dead on the electrified wire of Sachenhausen concentration camp, 14 April 1943. Much controversy surrounds the fate of Stalin's son. Some believe it was suicide, others that the suicide story was a cover-up by the camp guards for a bungled attempt to prevent a suspected escape. The German sentry Harfig shot him. After the battle of Stalingrad, Hitler suggested through the Swedish Red Cross that Jakov be exchanged for Field Marsha! Paulus. Stalin refused, saying: "A marshal would not be exchanged for a lieutenant".

These women are digging anti-tank ditches along the highways into Moscow, part of three massive defence zones. 55 CATASTROPHE: 1941 Left Women welders at the Hammer and Sickle factory producing anti-tank "hedgehogs", which obstructed the tanks' progress. The workers in Moscow's concrete and metallurgical factories were ordered to produce more "hedgehogs", barbed wire and reinforced concrete for gun positions. Women workers at a lemonade bottling factory prepared "Molotov cocktails" to be used against tanks.

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