Well, look who’s back. Obviously you didn’t get enough military history discussion in our first blog post on great historical battles, and you want Part II. Very well, my friend, I’m glad to oblige.
As a reminder, we’re focusing on battles that meet your humble author’s three criteria: historical significance, amazing combat, and epic scope.
Now reload, and let’s hit the front.
Speaking of fronts, Hitler’s great gamble on the Eastern Front in WWII didn’t go the way he claimed it would. Envisioning a Soviet debacle-in-the-making, and selling the invasion of Russia as simply “kicking the door in”, Hitler directed vast numbers of well-trained troops — in three huge army groups — across Soviet borders in 1941. For a time, the Germans found great success.
For a time.
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