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    Default Today is the 66rd anniversary of Operation Barbarossa

    The Darkest Chapter of Russian History begins on 22nd June 1941.
    Result more than 20 millions Russian casualties during World War II.

    Operation Barbarossa opened up the Eastern Front, which ultimately became one of the greatest theatres of war in human history, with some of the largest and most brutal battles, deadliest atrocities, terrible loss of life and miserable conditions for Soviets and Germans soldiers.



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    Default Re: Today is the 66rd anniversary of Operation Barbarossa

    And Hitler's biggest mistake. If he hadn't opened the second front (at least at that time), history today might have been very different.

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    things were going so well for the germans until moscow and then stalingard... if only they had enough winter gear for the men and machines... they believe they could close the war before Christmas ; overconfident !

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    Quote Originally Posted by eel View Post
    And Hitler's biggest mistake. If he hadn't opened the second front (at least at that time), history today might have been very different.
    Lucky he make a mistake .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Lucky he make a mistake .

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    Ya, if not,
    our first language would be Japanese
    second language would be Germans
    third language would be Italians.

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    Default Re: Today is the 66rd anniversary of Operation Barbarossa

    he didn't learn from Napolan mistakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernest_ted View Post
    he didn't learn from Napolan mistakes...
    The strange part is the Germans High Command do understudy Napoleon's military disaster and there is even an war planning and war game on it before Operation Barbarossa was launch.

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    I guess it all boils down to Hitler's wild ambitions and his warped mind. There were brilliant military moves, yet people are always stumped by the mistakes he made.

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    Default Re: Today is the 66rd anniversary of Operation Barbarossa

    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger View Post
    Ya, if not,
    our first language would be Japanese
    second language would be Germans
    third language would be Italians.
    What is so bad about that?

    Is it worse than having:
    first language Singlish,
    second language English,
    third language Chinese (or whatever else),

    TOGETHER WITH a government that insists that:
    your third language be your second language,
    your second language be your first language,
    and your first language be totally abolished!!!

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    Might not be really related, but this is quite interesting ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timur#Exhumation

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    Default Re: Today is the 66rd anniversary of Operation Barbarossa

    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger View Post
    The strange part is the Germans High Command do understudy Napoleon's military disaster and there is even an war planning and war game on it before Operation Barbarossa was launch.
    they did and many got sacked by Hitler.

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