‘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.
Western Daily Press – Monday 23 June 1941
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