JUNE 22, 1941: Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began. image: Operation Barbarossa - Graphic of the Day | The Knowledge Effect

JUNE 22, 1941: Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began. image: Operation Barbarossa - Graphic of the Day | The Knowledge Effect

"Operation Barbarossa was not merely a military operation, but also a planned economic program expected to encompass the deaths of tens of millions of people through starvation from forced seizure of supplies to feed the Wehrmacht, an objective which it partially obtained." (Max Hastings)  Operation Barbarossa, 1941

"Operation Barbarossa was not merely a military operation, but also a planned economic program expected to encompass the deaths of tens of millions of people through starvation from forced seizure of supplies to feed the Wehrmacht, an objective which it partially obtained." (Max Hastings) Operation Barbarossa, 1941

Probably one of the best know photos of Operation Barbarossa showing an attack of Panzerwaffe units across open fields.In the foreground is a Sd.Kfz. 253 armored command vehicle,as a leading command post of a tank unit composed of Pz.Kpfw. IIs and IIIs and supported by infantry hidden in their Sd.Kfz. 251s.

Probably one of the best know photos of Operation Barbarossa showing an attack of Panzerwaffe units across open fields.In the foreground is a Sd.Kfz. 253 armored command vehicle,as a leading command post of a tank unit composed of Pz.Kpfw. IIs and IIIs and supported by infantry hidden in their Sd.Kfz. 251s.

German soldier throwing stick grenade, while a  house is burning behind him. operation Barbarossa 1941

German soldier throwing stick grenade, while a house is burning behind him. operation Barbarossa 1941

Operation Barbarossa – Hitler’s Invasion of the Soviet Union

Operation Barbarossa – Hitler’s Invasion of the Soviet Union

the_ww2_memoirs A Germans Kriegsberichter (War Correspondent) takes cover behind a BT-5 light tank and prepares to film the battle raging around him during Operation Barbarossa, June, 1941. War Correspondents are soldiers first and camera men second. They fought alongside the infantry and also filmed them and there ordeals for both propaganda and historical purposes. They risked their lives to document war so people like me could share the stories, facts, and secrets of the Second World…

the_ww2_memoirs A Germans Kriegsberichter (War Correspondent) takes cover behind a BT-5 light tank and prepares to film the battle raging around him during Operation Barbarossa, June, 1941. War Correspondents are soldiers first and camera men second. They fought alongside the infantry and also filmed them and there ordeals for both propaganda and historical purposes. They risked their lives to document war so people like me could share the stories, facts, and secrets of the Second World…

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