Essay about Operation Barbarossa And Its Effects On The World War II

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Operation Barbarossa
On June 22 1941 Russian troops heard rumbling in the distance within a few hours millions of Russian troops were on the run the biggest operation in World War 2 had just been launched.These words paint a clear picture of Operation Barbarossa. According to Historian Sid Moody theses words are as true as could be. Moody states that the lives lost were completely unnecessary to the Operation causing millions of deaths of soldiers and civilians alike. Operation Barbarossa is one of the many massive code named battles during World War 2. It took the lives of over 20 million people leaving all of Eastern Europe in ruins with the brutality of the battles fought there. Many people still ask the question did so many people need to die for massive land claims that started another war a few years later. So was the Operation really worth it?On one side of the debate people claim it was worth the lives lost since Germany did what it needed to do. Nevertheless Operation Barbarossa was not worth the lives lost because Adolf Hitler 's flawed plan to invade Russia destroyed his Third Reich and resulted in the Cold War, that out of 5.7 million Soviet soldiers captured between 1941 and 1945, more than 3.5 million died in captivity, It was, in retrospect, a mad gamble. It guaranteed that Germany would have to fight on two fronts, a burden that in due course crushed Hitler 's Third Reich.
The first reason it was absolutely unecessary for the lives lost during this…

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