2 comments on “Barbarossa, Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union. Part 1

    • They suffered quite badly, often having to light fires underneath before they could get the engines to start. When it thawed, the roads, if you could call them that, were just quagmires and the tanks often had to tow 3 or 4 trucks at the same time through the mud. They hadn’t anticipated -40 degree temperatures, so the soldiers had no winter clothing for some time.

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