World War II

SLAUGHTER IN THE EAST

HE BATTLE OF MOSCOW, which officially lasted from September 30, 1941, to April 20, 1942, marked the first time that Hitler’s armies failed to triumph with their blitzkrieg tactics. And yet most Soviet histories of World War II emphasize the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk, which

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