The Eastern Front in a Nutshell 1941 (Operation Barbarossa and Counter-offensive)
Soviet Union 1941/42 ▶ Red Army POW Prisoners of War (2) WW2 "Unternehmen Barbarossa" Барбаросса
Soviet Union 1941 ▶ Operation Barbarossa "Unternehmen Barbarossa" - Heinz Guderian Eastern Front
Вязьма в годы оккупации / Vyazma, the years of occupation 1941-1943
What If Moscow had fallen in German Hands ?
The majority of the fighting and dying in World War II centered on the Eastern Front and the clash of the Nazi and Soviet armies. The Nazi invasion in June 1941 Operation Barbarossa can be viewed as a series of double envelopments, capturing huge numbers of men and machines. Also called "cauldrons", the great encirclement battles of 1941 cost the Soviet Union dearly. There were approximately 8-11 pockets in 1941, each of which netted more than 100,000 prisoners - most of them would be dead within the next eight months.Białystok and Minsk pockets - 324,000 POWs
Smolensk encirclement - 310,000 POWs
Uman pocket - 103,000 POWs
Kiev pocket - 665,000 POWs
Vyazma and Bryansk pockets - 650,000 POWs
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