The Battle Of Stalingrad: Operation Barbarossa

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The Battle of Stalingrad In June of 1941 Nazi Germany launched its invasion of the Soviet Union, which still today remains the largest military operation in history, codenamed Operation Barbarossa. Hitler planned to rapidly move into and conquer the European part of the Soviet Union, but his army was ultimately held off by Soviet forces outside of Moscow in December. The German army was driven back from Moscow and forced to go on the defensive as the deadly Russian winter moved in. In the end, Operation Barbarossa had failed due to the Germans being unprepared for the winter and long supply lines prevented them from getting the resources they desperately needed. However, the Germans were able to take over some advantageous economic points

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