By: Shelby Dale
Date and Location
Date- June 22, 1941
Nations involved and why
- The invasion was against the bosheriks but not only them
- italy, hungary and romana. They were axis allies
- japen sighed the tripartite
Goals the Generals had for the war
- Hitler and others agreed the soviet was by no means weak
- They were outnumbered
- on mobilization, the red army gained steadily
Key military strategies and weapons
- divisons calculated
The outcome of Operation Barbarossa proved a disaster for the Germans, but the Soviets were, initially, at least as badly damaged. Although the Germans had failed to take Moscow outright, they held huge areas of the western Soviet Union.
The failure of the Battle of mascow all German plans of a quick defeat of the Soviet Union had to be revised. The Soviet counteroffensives in the winter of 1941 caused heavy casualties on both sides, but ultimately eliminated the German threat to Moscow. Nevertheless, despite this setback, the Soviet Union had suffered heavily from the loss of large parts of its army, allowing the Germans to mount another large-scale offensive in the summer of 1942, called case blue, now directed towards the oil fields of Baku.