Invasion of the Soviet Union

Operation Barbarossa

Where and When

Between June 22, 1941 and December 12, 1941, the The Nazi army targeted Moscow, Leningrad in Ukraine and southern Russia.


  • Hitler
  • Nazi Army
  • Stalin
  • The Red Army
  • Canadians were not involved

What and Why

  • Germany invades Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) plus 3 million troops and 3,500 tanks involved making it the largest military operation.
  • Barbarossa was one the most significant moments of the war
  • Throughout this invasion, Germany had advanced greatly in the Soviet Union
  • At the end of of the battle, Germany eventually abandoned the operation.

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Operation Barbarossa