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What was the most significant turning point of World War II? Operation Barbarossa

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´╗┐What was the most significant turning point of World War II? Words: 836 [1] Operation Barbarossa German offensive Operation, June 22 - August 25, 1941. Outline Introduction Operation Barbarossa's starting date Source: Chua-Eoan, and Andrew G. ?War in Europe.? War in Europe 2 Dec. 1991: 62. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 31 Aug. 2010. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/MagazinesDetailsPage/MagazinesDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=Magazines&prodId=OVIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&documentId=GALE|A11573615&mode=view>. Eastern Front Battles Source: Burke, Ryan. Military History (May 2010). MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 31 Aug. 2010. <http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=8&hid=7&sid=ea60eae8-0e0e-41c4-995e-19044ae7a147%40sessionmgr11&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ulh&AN=45213829>. Largest Military Attack Source: Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. Causes Control of Russia served many goals Source: Streich, Micheal. ?Operation Barbarossa June 1941.? Military History (June 2010): n. pag. Suite 101. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.suite101.com/content/operation-barbarossa-june-1941-a249242>. Cause of Operation Barbarossa - Directive No. 21 Source: World war II. The History Channel website. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-launches-operation-barbarossa--the-invasion-of-russia>. 3 Plans on attack of Russia Source: Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. Quoatation of Hitler - Attack on Russia Source: Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. Courses Offical attack start date - German equipment Source: Trueman, Chris. ...read more.

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The plan was to invade the nation he had asked to join the Axis only a month before. There were three steps towards the invasion. The first step of the plan was made by Marcks in August 1940. He predicted an enormous attack on Moscow. He also wanted another attack on Kiev and two more attacks in the Baltic towards Leningrad and Moldavia. The second step of the plan was completed by Halder in December 1940 when he changed Marcks plan by having three attacks instead of four. A major attack against Moscow, a smaller one on Kiev and another major one on Leningrad. The last step of the plan was Hitler?s idea ?Operation Barbarossa?. This plan was created in December 1940.[6] Hitler was very sure of himself that this Operation will succeed. ?When the attack on Russia starts the world will hold its breath.?[7] The attack started at 03.00 on a Sunday morning, June 22nd 1941.[8] In total the Germans and the Allies used 3 million soldiers, 3580 tanks, 7184 artillery guns, 1830 planes and 750,000 horses.[9] Three army groups attacked Russia on June 22nd 1941. Army Group North, led by von Leeb, Army Group Centre, commanded by von Bock and Army Group South commanded by von Rundstedt. ...read more.

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pag. Suite 101. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.suite101.com/?content/?operation-barbarossa-june-1941-a249242>. Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/?operation_barbarossa.htm>. World war II. The History Channel website. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.history.com/?this-day-in-history/?germany-launches-operation-barbarossa--the-invasion-of-russia>. ________________ [1] "Operation Barbarossa German offensive operations, June 22 - August 25, 1941." Chart. Century of Flight. 4 Sept. 2010. <http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/WW2/ Air%20Power%20on%20the%20Eastern%20Front%20in%20World%20War%202.htm>. [2] Streich, Micheal. "Operation Barbarossa June 1941." Military History (June 2010): n. pag. Suite 101. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.suite101.com/ content/operation-barbarossa-june-1941-a249242>. [3] Streich, Micheal. "Operation Barbarossa June 1941." Military History (June 2010): n. pag. Suite 101. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.suite101.com/ content/operation-barbarossa-june-1941-a249242>. [4] World war II. The History Channel website. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ germany-launches-operation-barbarossa--the-invasion-of-russia>. [5] World war II. The History Channel website. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ germany-launches-operation-barbarossa--the-invasion-of-russia>. [6] Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. [7] Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. [8] Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. [9] Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. [10] Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. [11] Trueman, Chris. UK History. History learning site. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_barbarossa.htm>. [12] Streich, Micheal. "Operation Barbarossa June 1941." Military History (June 2010): n. pag. Suite 101. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. <http://www.suite101.com/ content/operation-barbarossa-june-1941-a249242>. ...read more.

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