• Operation Barbarossa

  • A Captivating Guide to the Opening Months of the War Between Hitler and the Soviet Union in 1941-45
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Categories: History, Military
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of Operation Barbarossa, then pay attention....

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. In the time since the end of the war, the world has become familiar with the number of deaths sustained by the Soviet Union (also known as the USSR) during the conflict - 20 million. And that’s likely low, given the size of the country, census-taking at the time, and the damage done to the bureaucracy of the country. 

Adolf Hitler invaded the Soviet Union with more than three million men. The Soviets had just under that number in the western section of their country to meet them, as well as millions more elsewhere, which was something Hitler did not count on and grossly underestimated.

The struggle between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany was one of the largest and deadliest conflicts of all time - a war of elimination between totalitarian nations led by two of the most ruthless leaders in the history of the world.

In Operation Barbarossa: A Captivating Guide to the Opening Months of the War Between Hitler and the Soviet Union in 1941-45, you will discover chapters, such as:

  • Nazis and Communists
  • Invasion
  • All seems lost
  • And much, much more!

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The complete Barbarossa operation.

This is a very enjoyable story that is extremely difficult to understand since the listener doesn't have the pictures and instances of the original work for this you need any Kindle version.

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Awesome

This is a wonderful book. Based on extensive archival research it shows in great detail how the ideologically driven over-optimism of Hitler and the German General Staff led them to plan an operation that in many ways was doomed to fail because of lack of material and logistical support and their under-estimation of the capacity to resist of the Soviet state.

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Really Engaging

Very engrossing read. This book really pulls back the curtain on the failings of the German military and political leadership leading up to and during operation Barbarossa. Must read for WW2 history buffs.

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So Good

Goes on a bit too much about logistics and infighting (between field generals and central command) but overall, a worthy, insightful.

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Outstanding

A must have read for anyone trying to understand the nature and importance of the ‘victory’ of Barbarossa in Nazi defeat in WWII.

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Good Overview

A much more critical view of the first 3 months of Operation Barbarossa than is generally available. The Germans were rapidly digging their own graves with every kilometer of their advance into Russia...

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Excellent detailed analysis

Excellent detailed analysis on the early days of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, and why by beginning of August the signs were already clear that the objective of the Operation Barbarossa plan had failed. Hitler, and the Generals inability to come to grips with this reality as the operations developed, via politics, confusion, and ego's, contributed a great deal to its failure.