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On June 22, 1941 Operation Barbarossa took the Soviets by surprise. By blitzkrieg tactics, the three million Germans strong force struck deep into Russia, capturing whole Russian armies. Though expecting the raid, Russian president, Josef Stalin, was forced to sacrifice huge numbers of troops to stop the Germans' approach. The Germans were quick in forcing Russia to surrender due to the harsh conditions of the approaching Russian winter.
Operation Babarossa was the codename used for the invasion of the Soviet Union by Hitler and his men. While only 3 million German soldiers entered in the raid, 5 million died in total, when it was all over. This figure is minuscule if compared to the 20 million Russians that lost their lives. Operation Babarossa was also the largest war fought during World War II, and also the bloodiest.
Josef Stalin the current leader of Russia was surprised even though he new the raid was coming. Even though t...
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