‘Operation Barbarossa': the Invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany – 22 June 1941

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘When Barbarossa commences, the world will hold its breath and make no comment’ – Adolf Hitler

On 22 June 1941, Hitler ordered the start of ‘Operation Barbarossa’ – the campaign to conquer the Soviet Union.

To mark the day, here are some contemporary newspaper stories (published the day after the invasion started) that report on the start of the war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

historical newspaper report about the start of operation barbarossa

historical newspaper report about the start of operation barbarossa

historical newspaper report about the start of operation barbarossa

historical newspaper report about the start of operation barbarossa

Western Daily Press – Monday 23 June 1941

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historical newspaper report about the start of operation barbarossa

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