True stories of extraordinary figures who defied the odds and altered the course of history.
“The world will hold its breath!” – Adolf Hitler.
In this episode we delve into Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s audacious invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The morning of June 22nd, 1941, witnessed four million men surging across the borders between the USSR and the German Reich, beginning the largest land invasion in world history.
We explore the backstory of this invasion and uncover why it took Joseph Stalin by surprise. Through the diaries of frontline soldiers, we gain insights into the first few hours of the invasion and the unpreparedness of the Red Army. We also delve into Hitler’s twisted worldview, drawing from extracts of his memoir, ‘Mein Kampf,’ to understand his vision of Lebensraum and his chilling extermination plan for the Slavic people.
America’s entry into World War II is often see as a turning point, but Operation Barbarossa, often overshadowed, was equally pivotal.
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Uncover true stories of extraordinary heroes who defied the odds and altered the course of history. Join Elliot Gates on a thrilling journey through time as he explores the lives of unsung champions and renowned figures. Each episode delves into the bravery, resilience, and unwavering determination of those who took a stand, inspiring listeners with their remarkable stories.