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.

Who

  • 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