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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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Great history read !
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SPC Douglas Bolton
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They just took too much on.
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SPC Woody Bullard
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Informative article on "The Siege of Leningrad". Adolf Hitler's worst military blunder in WW II
was the breaking of the 1939 German-Soviet nonaggression pact with the Wehrmacht invasion
of the Soviet Union. "Operation Barbarossa" turned Hitler's Soviet ally Joseph Stalin and the
Red Army from friend to foe opening a new war on the eastern front for Germany. Millions of
Wehrmacht troops and their equipment were committed to the massive land war inside the
Soviet Union which was the wrong place at the wrong time. Had those Wehrmacht troops and their
equipment been committed to the western front to confront the allied invasion there the outcome
of WW II could have been much different for Germany.
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SGT Kevin Hughes
SGT Kevin Hughes
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Something like two to nine million soldiers captured by either side in that slugfest never made it home. And that isn't counting the ones who died in battle. You have to admire the Allies for (mostly) getting their POWs home safely.
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SPC Woody Bullard
SPC Woody Bullard
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SGT Kevin Hughes - Soviet POW's captured in the initial successful Wehrmacht blitzkrieg were starved to death or left out in the open to freeze to death in the snow. Those Soviet POW's who survived the lack of food and freezing temps along with disease that spread among them were murdered by German Waffen SS troops. When the Soviet Red Army troops finally stopped the blitzkrieg advance and started capturing German POW's those same war crimes were committed by Soviet troops on German POW's.
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SGT Kevin Hughes
SGT Kevin Hughes
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SPC Woody Bullard - Yeah, Woody, sadly that is what I was taught too. Not a proud moment in Human Events.
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