This tour forms part of The Cultural Experience The Invasions of Belarus tour, covering Napoleons invasion in 1812 and Hitler in 1941.
Operation ‘Barbarossa’ – the German assault on Russia and Moscow 1941-2
This book covers Hitler’s pitiless invasion of Russia in 1941 viewed almost entirely through the eyes of ordinary soldiers and junior officers, from both sides. Extensive use is made of diaries, letters and oral accounts previously unpublished in English, including secret SS Files that monitored rumours and reactions from the German Home Front to these events. The Russian soldier’s refusal to surrender and fight to the death, despite being out maneuvered or surrounded was to break the tempo of the German Blitzkrieg in Europe for the first time.