Adlerangriff: "Soldado alemão Operação Barbarossa"

Adlerangriff: "Soldado alemão Operação Barbarossa"

Portrait of a Totenkopf Division soldier in the battlefield during Operation Barbarossa in 1941.

Portrait of a Totenkopf Division soldier in the battlefield during Operation Barbarossa in 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

"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

German soldiers examine a Russian trench during the advance towards Moscow, circa 1941.

German soldiers examine a Russian trench during the advance towards Moscow, circa 1941.

The master of the fast shock attacks. The dynamic and charismatic Meyer inspired his men by his mere  presence.

The master of the fast shock attacks. The dynamic and charismatic Meyer inspired his men by his mere presence.

Map of Operation Barbarossa, showing the direction of German attacks and the major pockets of Russian troops surrounded by blitzkrieg breakthroughs between June and December 1941.  Military History Monthly Battle Maps.

Map of Operation Barbarossa, showing the direction of German attacks and the major pockets of Russian troops surrounded by blitzkrieg breakthroughs between June and December 1941. Military History Monthly Battle Maps.

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