Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Soviet Union in World War II

Younger folks may not realize that the great battleground of World War II was in Russia (then the Soviet Union). The vast scale of the troops engaged and the casulaties is hard to believe. Russia suffered 6,115,000 battle deaths and 14 million wounded, compared with 3,250,000 deaths for Germany.

Now just think: if Hitler had not foolishly engaged Russia and consequently had had all his troop strength to turn upon the western front, the war might have had an entirely different outcome.

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