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The campaign against the USSR under the name "Fall Barbarossa" began planning the Wehrmacht High Command at Hitler's command shortly after the end of the war in France, and on December 18, 1940, the leader signed the campaign plan. Under one sun, there was no place for two so different and yet the same ideologies, and the non-aggression pact was a "Nordic trick" that allowed the Nazis to conquer Western Europe.

Czech meanings of Wehrmacht ranks

Given that in many media people still have to deal with many different versions of the meanings of the ranks of German soldiers of World War II, I decided to write a simple table based on the logic of the hierarchy of military ranks, and is not tied only to Czech or Anglo-American equivalents, which bring only confusion to the whole issue.

Defense of Brest in September 1939

In 1939, Brest was the capital of the Polish voivodship. It was an important transport hub and military center of the central section of the eastern part of Poland. In March 1921, on the basis of the Polish-Soviet treaty, it became part of Poland with its fortifications.

German military cemetery in Malta

The destination of my holiday this year was the Greek island of Crete and the resort of Maleme. This concept is probably well known to anyone interested in the history of the Second World War and therefore does not need to be specified in any particular way ...

Panzergrenadieren

After World War I, the Allies removed much of their armaments from their arsenal, disbanded a number of troops and radically reduced armaments spending. The last war was over, and many officials and military officials did not see much sense in spending significant resources on developing new weapons or tactics.

Ratio of Wehrmacht and Red Army forces 1940–1941

The article compares the numbers and quality of tanks, artillery systems and military aircraft in the armament of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army in the years 1940 - 1941. Based on this, it analyzes the preparations of Germany and the Soviet Union for a mutual armed meeting. Finally, it offers an interpretation of these facts against the background of Soviet pre-war strategic planning.

Ratio of Wehrmacht and Red Army forces 1940–1941 - Part 2

The article compares the numbers and quality of tanks, artillery systems and military aircraft in the armament of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army in the years 1940 - 1941. Based on this, it analyzes the preparations of Germany and the Soviet Union for a mutual armed meeting. Finally, it offers an interpretation of these facts against the background of Soviet pre-war strategic planning.

Sizes of German units for World War II

As well as the ranks of German soldiers of World War II, the naming of units in terms of the number of sizes can cause some problems. Basic and special groupings will be listed here.

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