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Deanna Spingola - Justice for Germans - Hitler's Declaration of War Against the Soviet Union in 1941
Published on 17 Jan 2013
Interview: Deanna Spingola's guest blogger 'Wayne from Canada' discusses the reasons for Hitler's Declaration of War Against the Soviet Union in 1941, based upon a recently discovered and re-published Third Reich document which included what were top secret intelligence reports that detailed numerous and repeated violations by Stalin's forces of the Non-Aggression Pact, as well as, espionage and subversion by the Comintern, and the evidence that the Soviets were planning to attack Germany and Western Europe. Viktor Suvorov and other revisionist historians have over the years also come to this conclusion: it was a preemptive strike. But now, one hears the story from the German side, from the Fuehrer himself.
STATEMENT BY JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP, GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ON THE DECLARATION OF WAR ON THE SOVIET UNION
Berlin, June 22, 1941
[New York Times, June 23, 1941]
When in the Summer of 1939 the Reich Government, motivated by a desire to achieve adjustment of interests between Germany and the U.S.S.R., approached the Soviet Government, they were aware of the fact that it was no easy matter to reach an understanding with a State that on one hand claimed to belong to a community of individual nations with rights and duties resulting therefrom, yet on the other hand was ruled by a party that, as a section of the Comintern, was striving to bring about world revolution-in other words, the very dissolution of these individual nations.
The German Government, putting aside their serious misgivings occasioned by this fundamental difference between political aims of Germany and Soviet Russia and by the sharp contrast between diametrically opposed conceptions of National Socialism and Bolshevism, made the attempt.
They were guided by the idea that the elimination of the possibility of war, which would result from an understanding between Germany and Russia, and safeguarding of the vital necessities of the two people, between whom friendly relations had always existed, would offer the best guarantee against further spreading of the Communist doctrine of international Jewry over Europe.
This belief was strengthened by the fact that certain happenings in Russia itself and certain measures of international scope undertaken by the Russian Government allowed it to be assumed that departure from these doctrines and former methods of causing disintegration among foreign nations appeared possible.
The reception accorded in Moscow to the German démarche and the readiness of the Soviet Government to conclude a pact of friendship with Germany appeared to confirm this change of attitude.
Thus, on Aug. 23, 1939, a non-aggression pact was concluded, while on Sept. 28, 1939, a frontier and friendship agreement was signed by the two States. The essence of these agreements consisted of:
1. Reciprocal engagement on the part of both States not to attack one another and to live on peaceful and neighborly terms, and
2. Delimitation of spheres of interest-the German Reich renouncing all influence in Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Bessarabia while territories of the former Polish State as far as the line formed by the Narew, Bug and San (rivers) were to be incorporated into Russia according to the desire of the Soviets.
The Reich Government, in the pact immediately following conclusion of the non-aggression pact with Russia, effected a fundamental change in their policy toward the Soviet Union. The German Government faithfully adhered in both letter and spirit to the treaties concluded with the Soviet Union.
In addition to this they had, through the conquest of Poland, by shedding German blood, gained for the Soviet Union the greatest success in foreign politics that it had achieved since coming into existence. This was only possible by reason of Germany's friendly policy toward Russia and the overwhelming victories of German forces.
Not unreasonably, the Reich Government therefore felt entitled to expect that the attitude of the Soviet Union toward the German Reich would be of the same nature, especially since, during the negotiations that were conducted in Moscow by Herr von Ribbentrop, Reich Minister for Foreign Affairs, and also on other occasions, the Soviet Government had repeatedly expressed the view that these treaties would form the basis for permanent adjustment of German-Soviet Russian interests and that the two peoples, each respecting the regime of the other and prepared to abstain from any interference in internal affairs of the other partner, could reach permanent good neighborly relations.
Unfortunately it soon was to become evident that the German Government had been quite mistaken in this assumption.
In actual fact the Comintern resumed its activities in every sphere very soon after conclusion of the German-Russian treaties. This was true not only of Germany herself, but also as applied to States friendly to Germany, to neutral States and to such European territory as was occupied by German troops. In order to avoid openly infringing the treaties methods were changed and camouflage was applied more painstakingly and with greater cunning.
It obviously was thought necessary in Moscow to counteract the effect of conclusion of the pact with National Socialist Germany by continually pillorying Germany's alleged "imperialistic war."
Strict and effective preventive measures adopted by German police compelled the Comintern to seek to conduct their subversive activities and their intelligence work in Germany by devious routes, making use of centers established for that purpose in neighboring countries.
For this purpose former German Communist agents were employed to foment sedition and to arrange for acts of sabotage in Germany. OGPU Commissar Kryloff was in charge of systematic courses of training with this object in view. Apart from this, intensive subversive activities were carried on in territories occupied by Germany, more particularly in the protectorate [Bohemia-Moravia] and occupied France, but also Norway, Holland, Belgium, etc.
Soviet Russian representatives, notably the Consul General at Prague, rendered valuable assistance in this connection. Assiduous intelligence service maintained by means of wireless transmitters and receiving stations afforded absolute proof of the activities of the Comintern directed against the German Reich. There also is comprehensive documentary evidence consisting of witnesses' statements and correspondence concerning all subversive activity and reconnoitering carried on by the Comintern.
In addition to this sabotage groups were formed, which maintained their own laboratories for the manufacture of incendiary and high-explosive bombs for the purpose of committing acts of sabotage. Attempts of this kind were made, for example, against no fewer than sixteen German ships.
Espionage was another field of activity. Thus repatriation of Germans from Soviet Russia was utilized for the purpose of gaining the services of these Germans for ends of the OGPU by the most reprehensible means. Not only men but women too were victims of shameless extortion and were forced to enter the service of the OGPU.
Even the Soviet Russian Embassy in Berlin, headed by M. Kobuloff, Counselor of the Embassy, did not shrink from unscrupulous abuse of the rights of extraterritoriality for espionage purposes. M. E. Mokhoff, member of the Russian Consulate at Prague, was at the head of another Russian espionage organization, which had ramifications throughout the protectorate.
Further instances in which the police were able to take action in good time provided clear, unequivocable evidence of these extensive Soviet Russian machinations. The whole of the evidence proves irrefutably that Soviet Russia was engaged against Germany in the political, military and economic spheres in large-scale subversive activities, acts of sabotage, terror and espionage in preparation for war.
As to activities by Russia in European countries outside Germany, they extended to almost all European states that are friendly to or are occupied by Germany. Thus in Rumania, for example, Communist propaganda in the form of pamphlets of Russian origin represented Germany as being responsible for all local troubles in order to create an anti-German atmosphere
The same thing had been evident in Yugoslavia since the Summer of 1940. Pamphlets there incited the people to protest against the Cvetkovitch regime, which was "hobnobbing with the imperialistic governments in Berlin and Rome." At a meeting of Communist party functionaries in Zagreb the whole of Southeastern Europe from Slovakia to Bulgaria was described as a Russian protectorate that would come into being after Germany's hoped for military decline.
In the Soviet Legation at Belgrade, German troops discovered documentary evidence of the Soviet Russian origin of this propaganda.
Whereas Communist propaganda in Yugoslavia sought to make use of nationalist catch-words, in Hungary it was effective chiefly among the Ruthenian population, to whom it held out hopes of coming liberation through Soviet Russia.
Anti-German propaganda was particularly active in Slovakia, where the propaganda was openly carried on in favor of annexation of that country by Soviet Russia.
In Finland the notorious "Association for Peace and Friendship With the Soviet Union" actively cooperated with the Petroskoi broadcasting station, attempting to bring about disintegration of this country and at the same time carried on activities of a marked anti-German nature.
In France, Belgium and Holland agitation was directed against the German armies of occupation. A similar campaign was conducted in the Government General [Poland], cloaked by national Pan-Slavistic propaganda.
Scarcely had Greece been occupied by the German and Italian Armies when Soviet Russian propaganda commenced there too.
All this is evidence of a campaign systematically carried out in every country by the U.S.S.R. against Germany's endeavor to establish a sound order in Europe.
Parallel with this there was directed propaganda designed to counteract measures of German policy, taking the form of denunciation of these measures as anti-Russian and attempting to win over various countries to side with Soviet Russia against Germany.
In Bulgaria there was agitation against adherence to the Tripartite Pact and in favor of a guarantee pact with Russia. In Rumania attempts were made at infiltration into the Iron Guard and suborning its leaders, including Groza, a Rumanian who started the Putsch of Jan. 23, 1941, and behind whom Bolshevist agents of Moscow stood as wire-pullers. Indisputable proofs of this are held by the Reich Government.
In regard to Yugoslavia the Reich Government has come in possession of documents according to which a Yugoslav delegate named Georgevitch gained the impression from a conversation with Molotoff [Vyacheslaff M. Molotoff, Russian Foreign Commissar], in Moscow early in May, 1940, that Germany was being regarded there as a mighty foe of tomorrow.
Soviet Russia's attitude to requests for arms made by Serbian military circles left even less doubt. In November, 1940, the Chief of the Soviet Russian General Staff declared to the Yugoslav military attaché: "We will give you everything you ask for immediately." The prices to be paid and the mode of payment were left to the discretion of the Belgrade Government and only one condition was made-secrecy as far as Germany was concerned.
When the Cvetkovitch government subsequently approached the Axis powers Moscow began to delay deliveries of munitions, and this was briefly communicated to the Yugoslav military attaché by the Soviet Russian War Ministry.
The staging of the Belgrade Putsch of March 27 of this year formed the climax to these conspiracies against the Reich by Serbian plotters and Anglo-Russian agents. The Serbian leader of this Putsch and the head of the "Black Hand," M. Simitch, is still today in Moscow, displaying there great activity against the Reich on closest cooperation with Soviet Russian propaganda officers.
The foregoing examples provide only a glimpse of the enormously varied propaganda activities which the U.S.S.R. is conducting against Germany throughout Europe. In order to furnish the outside world with a comprehensive survey of the activities of Soviet Russian authorities in this direction since the conclusion of the pacts between Germany and Russia and to enable the public to judge for themselves, the Reich Government will publish the extensive material at their disposal.
In general, the Reich Government note the following:
At the conclusion of the pacts with Germany, the Soviet Government repeatedly made the unequivocal declaration that they did not intend to interfere, either directly or indirectly, in German affairs.
On conclusion of the pact of friendship they solemnly stated they would collaborate with Germany in order to bring an end, in accordance with the true interests of all peoples, of the war existing between Germany on one hand and Great Britain on the other, and to achieve this aim as soon as possible.
In the light of the above mentioned facts, which have continually become more apparent during the further course of the war, these Soviet Russian agreements and declarations were revealed as being intentionally misleading and deceptive. Nor did the advantages accruing from Germany's friendly attitude cause the Soviet Government to adopt a loyal attitude toward Germany.
On the contrary, the Reich Government have been forced to observe that conclusion of the pacts in 1939 was yet another instance of the application of Lenin's thesis, as expressly reaffirmed in October, 1939, in "instructions for the Communist party in Slovakia," stating that "pacts may be concluded with certain other countries if they further the interests of the Soviet Government and help render the opponent innocuous."
The conclusion of these pacts of friendship was, accordingly, for the Soviet Government only a tactical manoeuvre. The real aim was to reach agreements which were advantageous to Russia, thus simultaneously preparing for future action.
The leading idea remained the weakening of non-bolshevist states in order to be in a position to disintegrate them more easily and, when the time came, break them up. In a Russian document discovered after the capture of Belgrade in the Soviet Legation there, this object was expressed with stark brutality in the following words:
"The U.S.S.R. will not wait until the opportune moment occurs. Axis powers have further dissipated their forces and the U.S.S.R. will consequently strike a sudden blow against Germany."
The Soviet Government have not heeded the voice of the Russian people, who sincerely wished to live in peace and friendship with the German people, but have continued in the old bolshevist policy of duplicity and, by so doing, have assumed a heavy burden of responsibility.
If the Soviet Union's subversive propaganda carried out in Germany and the rest of Europe leaves no room for doubt as to its attitude toward Germany, then the policy of the Soviet Government toward Germany in the military sphere and in the fields of foreign politics, even since the conclusion of pacts between Germany and Russia, makes matters even clearer.
In Moscow, on the occasion of the delineation of spheres of interest, the Soviet Government declared to the German Minister of Foreign Affairs that it did not intend to occupy, bolshevize or annex any states situated within their sphere of interest, other than territories of the former Polish State, which were at that time in a state of disintegration.
In actual fact, however, as the course of events has shown, the policy of the Soviet Union during the whole time was exclusively directed toward one object-namely, that of extending Moscow's military power wherever the possibility offered in the area between the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea, and of furthering bolshevism in Europe.
Development of this policy was marked by the following stages:
1. It was initiated by the formulation of so-called assistance pacts with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in October and November, 1939, and by establishment of military bases in those countries.
2. The next Soviet Russian move was against Finland, when Soviet Russian demands, acceptance of which would have meant the end of the sovereignty of an independent Finnish State, were rejected by the Finnish Government. The Soviet Government was responsible for the formation of the Kusinin Communist puppet government, and, when the Finnish people refused to recognize this government, an ultimatum was presented to Finland. The Red Army was subsequently marching in at the end of November, 1939. By the Finnish-Russian peace concluded in March, Finland was obliged to surrender part of her southeastern provinces immediately.
3. A few months later-in July, 1940-the Soviet Union took action against the Baltic States. Under terms of the first Moscow pact Lithuania belonged to the German sphere of interest.
In the second pact, at the desire of the Soviet Union, the German Government relinquished their interests in a greater part of Lithuania in favor of the Soviet Union for the sake of peace, although they did so with heavy heart. A strip of this territory still remained within the German sphere of interest.
Following upon an ultimatum delivered on June 15, the whole of Lithuania, including that part which had remained within the German sphere of interest, was occupied by the Soviet Union without notification of the German Government so that the U.S.S.R. now extended right up to the entire eastern frontier of East Prussia.
When subsequently Germany was approached on this question the German Government, after difficult negotiations and in order to make a further effort toward reaching a friendly settlement, ceded this part of Lithuania also to the Soviet Union.
A short time afterward Latvia and Estonia were likewise occupied by military force, procedure which constituted gross abuse of the pacts of assistance concluded with these states.
Contrary to the express assurance given by Moscow, all Baltic States were then Bolshevized and summarily annexed by the Soviet Government a few weeks after occupation.
Simultaneously with the annexation, the Red Army was for the first time concentrated in force throughout the whole of the northern sector of the Soviet Russian buttress directed toward Europe.
It goes almost without saying that the economic pacts between Germany and these States, which, according to the Moscow agreements were not to be affected, were unilaterally canceled by the Soviet Government.
4. In the pacts of Moscow it had been expressly agreed in connection with the delimitation of interest in former Polish territories that no kind of political agitation was to take place beyond the frontiers marking these zones of interest, but that activity of occupation authorities on either side was to be restricted exclusively to peaceful development of these territories.
The German Government possesses irrefutable proof that in spite of these agreements the Soviet Union very soon after occupation of the territory not only permitted anti-German propaganda for consumption in the Government-General of Poland but, in point of fact, sponsored it parallel with Bolshevist propaganda in the same region. Strong Russian garrisons were also transferred to these territories immediately after the occupation.
5. While the German Army still was fighting in the west against France and Britain, the Soviet Union advanced in the Balkans. Although the Soviet Government had declared during the Moscow negotiations they would never make the first move toward achieving settlement of the Bessarabian question, the German Government was informed on June 24, 1940, by the Soviet Government that they now were resolved to settle the Bessarabian question by force.
It was stated at the same time that Soviet claims also extended to Bukovina, that is to say, territory which was ancient Austrian crown land, had never belonged to Russia and had, moreover, not ever been mentioned at the time of the Moscow negotiations.
The German Ambassador to Moscow declared to the Soviet Government their decision had come as a complete surprise to the German Government and that it would seriously affect Germany's economic interest in Rumania and lead to disruption of the life of a large German settlement there as well as of the German element in Bukovina. Molotoff replied that the matter was one of extreme urgency and that the Soviet Union expected to be apprised of the German Government's attitude with regard to this question within twenty-four hours.
In spite of this brusque action against Rumania, the German Government once more intervened in favor of the Soviet Union in order to preserve peace and maintain their friendship with that country.
They advised the Rumanian Government, who had appealed to Germany for help, to yield and recommended to them to surrender Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina to Soviet Russia. The affirmative answer of the Rumanian Government was communicated to the Soviet Government by Germany, together with the Rumanian Government's request to be granted sufficient time for evacuation of these large areas and the safeguarding of lives and property of the inhabitants.
Once more, however, the Soviet Government presented an ultimatum to Rumania, and, before its expiration, began to occupy parts of Bukovina on June 28, and immediately afterward the whole of Bessarabia as far as the Danube. Those territories were also immediately annexed by the Soviet Union, bolshevized and thus literally reduced to ruin.
By occupying and bolshevizing entire spheres of interest in Eastern Europe and in the Balkans accorded to the U.S.S.R. by the Reich Government during the Moscow negotiations, the Soviet Government plainly and irrefutably acted contrary to the Moscow agreements.
In spite of this, the Reich Government continued to maintain an absolutely loyal attitude toward the U.S.S.R. They refrained from intervention in the Finnish war and in the Baltic question. They supported the attitude of the Soviet Government against the Rumanian Government in the Bessarabian question, and reconciled themselves, albeit with heavy heart, to the state of affairs created by the Soviet Government.
Furthermore, in order to eliminate as far as possible any divergences between the two States from the very outset, the Reich government set to work on a large-scale resettlement scheme, whereby all Germans in areas occupied by the U.S.S.R. were brought back to Germany. The Reich Government felt that more convincing proof of their desire to come to a lasting peace with the U.S.S.R. could scarcely be given.
As a result of Russia's advance toward the Balkans, territorial problems in this region came up for discussion. In the Summer of 1940, Rumania and Hungary appealed to Germany to effect settlement of their territorial disputes after these divergencies, fostered by British agents, had resulted in a serious crisis at the end of August.
War was imminent between Rumania and Hungary. Germany, who had repeatedly been requested by Hungary and Rumania to mediate in their quarrel, desired to maintain peace in the Balkans and, together with Italy, invited the two States to confer at Vienna, where, at their request, she proclaimed the Vienna arbitration award of Aug. 30, 1940.
This defined the new frontier between Hungary and Rumania and, in order to enable the Rumanian Government to justify before their people territorial sacrifices which they made and to eliminate any quarrels in this area for the future, Germany and Italy undertook to guarantee the remaining Rumanian State.
As Russian aspirations in this area had been satisfied, this guarantee could never be taken as directed against Russia. The Soviet Union nevertheless complained and stated that, contrary to former declarations according to which its aspirations in the Balkans had been satisfied by occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, it had further interests in Balkan questions, though for the time being those were not further defined.
Soviet Russia's anti-German policy began from that time to become steadily more apparent. The Reich Government kept on receiving more and more definite news, according to which negotiations which had been carried on for some time in Moscow by British Ambassador Cripps were developing favorably. The Reich Government at the same time came into possession of proof of the Soviet Union's intensive military preparations in every sphere.
These proofs are, among other things, confirmed by a report recently found in Belgrade by the Yugoslav military attaché to Moscow, dated Feb. 17, 1940, which reads literally: "According to information received from Soviet sources, armaments for the air force, tank corps and artillery in accordance with experiences of the present war are in full progress and will, in the main, have been completed by August, 1941. This probably also constitutes a time limit before which no appreciable changes in the Soviet's foreign policy can be expected."
Despite the unfriendly attitude of the U.S.S.R. over the Balkan question, Germany made a fresh effort to come to an understanding with the Soviet Union: the Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a letter to Stalin, gave a comprehensive survey of the policy of the Reich Government since the negotiations in Moscow. The letter referred in particular to the following points:
When the Tripartite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan was concluded it was unanimously agreed this pact in no sense was directed against the Soviet Union, but that friendly relations of the three powers and their treaties with the U.S.S.R. should remain completely unaffected by the pact. This was also placed on record in the Tripartite Pact of Berlin.
At the same time the letter expressed the desire and hope that it might prove possible jointly to clarify still further friendly relations with the U.S.S.R. desired by the signatories to the Tripartite Pact and to give such relations concrete form. In order to discuss these questions more fully, the Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs invited Molotoff to visit Berlin.
During Molotoff's visit to Berlin the Reich Government was forced to the conclusion that the U.S.S.R. was inclined toward genuinely friendly cooperation with the signatories of the Tripartite Pact and with Germany in particular, provided the latter were prepared to pay the price demanded by the Soviet Union. This price was to take the shape of further penetration of the Soviet Union into North and Southeast Europe.
The following demands were made by Molotoff in Berlin and in subsequent diplomatic conversations with the German Ambassador in Moscow:
1. The Soviet Union desired to give a guarantee to Bulgaria and, above this, to conclude with her a pact of assistance on the same lines as those concluded with the Baltic states-i.e., providing for military bases.
At the same time Molotoff declared he did not wish to interfere with the internal regime of Bulgaria. A visit of Russian Commissar Soboleff to Sofia at that time was likewise undertaken with the object of realizing this intention.
2. The Soviet Union demanded an agreement in the form of a treaty with Turkey for the purpose of providing, on the basis of a long-time lease, a base, for Soviet land and naval forces on the Bosporus and in the Dardanelles. In case Turkey should not agree to this proposal, Germany and Italy were to cooperate with Russia in diplomatic steps to be undertaken to enforce compliance with this demand. These demands were aimed at the domination of the Balkans by the U.S.S.R.
3. The Soviet Union declares that once more it felt itself threatened by Finland and therefore demanded complete abandonment of Finland by Germany, which, in actual fact, would have amounted to occupation of this state and extermination of the Finnish people.
Germany naturally was unable to accept these Russian demands designated by the Soviet Government as a primary condition for cooperation with the signatories to the Tripartite Pact. Thus the latter's efforts to come to an understanding with the Soviet Union failed.
In consequence the attitude adopted by Germany was that the U.S.S.R. now had intensified a policy more openly directed against Germany and that its increasingly close cooperation with Britain was clearly revealed.
In January, 1941, this antagonistic attitude on the part of Russia first showed in the diplomatic sphere. When that month Germany adopted certain measures in Bulgaria against the landing of British troops in Greece the Russian Ambassador in Berlin pointed out in an official démarche that the Soviet Union regarded Bulgarian territory and the two straits as the security zone for the U.S.S.R. and that it could not remain a passive spectator of events taking place in these territories which amounted to a menace for the interests of such security. For this reason the Soviet Government issued a warning with regard to the appearance of German troops on Bulgarian territory or on that of either of the two straits.
Thereupon the Reich Government furnished the Soviet Government with exhaustive information about the causes and aims of their military measures in the Balkans.
They made it clear Germany would prevent, with every means of her power, any attempt on the part of Britain to gain a foothold in Greece, but that she had no intention of occupying the straits and would respect Turkish sovereignty and territory. The passage of German troops through Bulgaria could not be regarded as an encroachment on the Soviet Union's security interests; on the contrary, the Reich's Government believed they were serving Soviet interests by those operations. After carrying through her operations in the Balkans, Germany withdrew her troops from there.
Despite the declaration on the part of the Reich Government, the Soviet Government for their part published a declaration addressed to Bulgaria directly after the entry of German troops into that country which manifested a character clearly hostile to the German Reich and said in effect that the presence of German troops in Bulgaria was not conducive to the peace of the Balkans, but rather to war.
An explanation of this attitude was found by the Reich Government in incoming information, steadily increasing in volume, about growing collaboration between Soviet Russia and Britain. Even in the face of these facts, Germany remained silent.
Along the same lines was the assurance given in March, 1941, that Russia would not attack Turkey in event of the latter's joining in war on the Balkans. This, according to information in possession of the Reich Government, was the result of Anglo-Russian negotiations during the visit of the British Foreign Secretary in Ankara, who thereby aimed at drawing Russia closer to the British camp.
The aggressive policy of the Soviet Union toward the German Reich, which steadily was becoming more pronounced ever since this time, as well as the hitherto somewhat discreet political cooperation between the Soviet Union and Britain became, however, patent to the whole world on the outbreak of the Balkan crisis at the beginning of April.
It is today fully established that the Putsch instigated by Britain in Belgrade after Yugoslavia had joined the Tripartite Pact was started with the connivance of Soviet Russia. A long time before, in fact since Nov. 19, 1940, Russia had secretly assisted Yugoslavia in arming against the Axis powers. Documents which fell into the hands of the Reich Government after the occupation of Belgrade revealing every phase of these Russian deliveries of arms in Yugoslavia give decisive proof of this.
Once the Belgrade Putsch had succeeded Russia on April 5 concluded a friendly agreement with the illegal Serbian Government of General Simovitch which was to lend moral support to the Putschists and with its weight assist the growing Anglo-Yugoslav-Greek front.
Evident satisfaction was expressed on this occasion by American Under-Secretary of State Sumner Welles when he stated on April 6, 1941, after several conversations with the Soviet Ambassador in Washington that "the Russo-Yugoslav Pact might, under certain circumstances, be of the greatest importance. It is attracting interest in many quarters and there are grounds for assuming it will be more than a mere pact of friendship and non-aggression."
Thus, at the same time when German troops were being concentrated on Rumanian and Bulgarian territory against growing landings of British troops in Greece, the Soviet, now obviously in concerted action with the British, was attempting to stab Germany in the back by:
1. Giving Yugoslavia open political and secret military support.
2. Attempting to move Turkey to adopt an aggressive attitude toward Bulgaria and Germany by guaranteeing not to attack her and to concentrate her army in a very unfavorable strategic position in Thrace.
3. Herself concentrating a strong force on the Rumanian frontier in Bessarabia and in Moldavia, and
4. The sudden attempt early in April of Vyshinski, Deputy Peoples' Commissar in the Foreign Commissariat, in his conversations with Gafencu, Rumanian Minister in Moscow, to inaugurate a policy of rapid rapprochement with Rumania in order to persuade that country to break away from Germany.
British diplomacy through the intermediary of the Americans was making efforts in the same direction in Bucharest.
According to the Anglo-Russian plan, German troops concentrated in Rumania and Bulgaria were to have been attacked from three sides, namely Bessarabia and Thrace and from the Serbian-Greek frontier.
It solely was due to the loyalty of General Antonescu's realistic policy, followed by the Turkish Government and, above all, to the rapid German initiative and decisive victories of the German Army, that this Anglo-Russian plan was frustrated.
According to information in the hands of the Reich Government, almost 200 Yugoslav aircraft carrying Soviet Russian and British agents as well as Serbian parachutists led by Simitch were flown off, partly to Russia-these officers are today serving in the Russian Army-and partly to Egypt. This fact alone throws a particularly characteristic light upon the close collaboration between Britain, Russia and Yugoslavia.
In vain the Soviet Government tried on various occasions to veil the real intentions underlying their policy. Besides maintaining economic relations with Germany even during the last stage, they adopted a succession of measures to deceive the world into thinking they were maintaining normal, even friendly, relations with Germany.
Instances of this, for example, are requests to leave that they addressed a few weeks ago to diplomatic representatives of Norway, Belgium, Greece and Yugoslavia, silence observed by the British press about German-Russian relations, acting under instructions of Sir Stafford Cripps, British Ambassador, who was in agreement with the Russian Government, and finally the dementi recently published by the Tass Agency in which relations between Germany and the Soviet Union were described as completely correct.
These attempts at camouflage, which stand in such flagrant contrast to the real policy of the Soviet Government, naturally did not succeed in deceiving the Reich Government.
The anti-German policy of the Soviet Government was accompanied in the military sphere by steadily increasing concentration of all available Russian armed forces on the long front extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Already at the time when Germany was deeply engaged in the west in the campaign against France and when only a few German detachments were stationed in the east, the Russian High Command began systematically to transfer large bodies of troops to their eastern frontiers with the Reich, marked mass movements being noticed along the East Prussian frontier and that of the Government-General, as also in Bukovina and Bessarabia, opposite Rumania.
Russian garrisons facing Finland continually were being reinforced. Constant transfers of more and more fresh Russian divisions from the Far East and the Caucasus to Western Russia were further measures of a similar kind. After the Soviet Government had declared originally that the Baltic area, for instance, would only be occupied by troops, they proceeded to concentrate in this area, after military occupation had been completed, masses of additional troops, their number today being estimated at twenty-two divisions.
It was obvious that Russian troops were advancing ever closer to the German frontier, although no military measures had been adopted on the German side which might justify such action on the part of the U.S.S.R. It is this action on the part of the Soviet Union which first compelled German armed forces to adopt counter-measures.
Various units of the Russian Army and Air Force moved closer and closer in the direction of the frontier and strong detachments of the air force were posted on airdromes along German boundaries. Since the beginning of April more frontier violations also have taken place and a steadily increasing number of incursions over Reich territory by Russian aircraft have been observed.
According to reports from the Rumanian Government, similar occurrences have been observed on the Rumanian frontier in the area of Bukovina and along Moldavia and the Danube.
Since the beginning of the current year the German High Command has repeatedly attracted attention of the Foreign Office to the steadily increasing menace which the Russian Army presents for Reich territory, emphasizing at the same time that only aggressive intentions could account for the troop concentrations. The communications from the German High Command will be published in detail.
If the slightest doubts about the aggressive intentions of this Russian concentration could still be entertained, they have been completely dispelled by news which reached the German High Command during the past few days.
Now that the Russian general mobilization is complete, no less than 160 divisions are concentrated facing Germany. Observations made during the past few days have shown that grouping of Russian troops, and especially of motorized and armored units, has been carried out in such a way as to allow the Russian High Command at any moment to make an aggressive advance on the German frontier at various points.
Reports about increased reconnaissance patrol activity as well as accounts received daily of incidents on the frontier and outpost skirmishes between the two armies complete the picture of an extremely strained military situation which may at any moment reach the breaking point.
News received today from England about negotiations by Sir Stafford Cripps, with the view of establishing still closer collaboration between the political and military leaders of Britain and the U.S.S.R., together with the appeal by Lord Beaverbrook, one-time enemy of the Soviet regime, to support Russia in the oncoming conflict by every available means and his exhortation to the United States to do the same, show unambiguously what kind of a fate it is desired to prepare for the German nation.
Summarizing the foregoing points the Reich Government wish therefore to make the following declaration:
Contrary to all engagements which they have undertaken in absolute contradiction to their solemn declarations, the Soviet Government have turned against Germany. They have:
1. Not only continued but, even since the outbreak of war, intensified subversive activities against Germany and Europe; they have
2. In continually increasing measure, developed their foreign policy in a tendency hostile to Germany; and they have
3. Massed their entire forces on the German frontier ready for action.
The Soviet Government have thus violated treaties and broken their agreements with Germany.
Bolshevist Moscow's hatred of National Socialism was stronger than its political wisdom.
Bolshevism is opposed to National Socialism in deadly enmity.
Bolshevist Moscow is about to stab National Socialist Germany in the back while she is engaged in a struggle for her existence.
Germany has no intention of remaining inactive in the face of this grave threat to her eastern frontier.
The Fuehrer has, therefore, ordered German forces to oppose this menace with all the might at their disposal.
In the coming struggle the German people are fully aware that they are called upon not only to defend their native land but to save the entire civilized world from the deadly dangers of bolshevism and clear the way for true social progress in Europe.
And then there is this in German:
https://archive.org/details/Proklamatio ... tigenAmtes
https://archive.org/details/RedeVonAdol ... .22Jun1941
and this article:
https://archive.org/details/22.Juni1941 ... owjetunion
02 Apr 2015
The truth about World War II is buried under the self-serving lies, the Anglo-Soviet Allies came up with in their Nuremberg show-trial, to justify their own war of conquest of Germany and the rest of Europe. WW2 was the largest battle in world history, in essence the one between Soviet-Russia and National-Socialist Germany, the rest was a side-show. The official Nuremberg story is that Germany attacked the ‘peace-loving USSR’ out of the blue, for no reason other than acquisition of territory (‘Lebensraum‘).
In 1978 a Soviet spy named Vladimir Bogdanovich Rezun (pen-name Viktor Suvorov) defected to Britain. In 1990 he published his book Icebreaker, which brought him worldwide fame/notoriety. Wikipedia summarizes its content as follows:
According to Suvorov, Stalin planned to use Nazi Germany as a proxy (the “Icebreaker”) against the West. For this reason Stalin provided significant material and political support to Adolf Hitler, while at the same time preparing the Red Army to “liberate” the whole of Europe from Nazi occupation. Suvorov argued that Hitler had lost World War II from the very moment he attacked Poland: not only was he going to war with the powerful Allies, but it was only a matter of time before the Soviet Union would seize the opportune moment to attack him from the rear. This left Hitler with no choice but to direct a preemptive strike at the Soviet Union, while Stalin’s forces were redeploying from a defensive to an offensive posture in June 1941, providing Hitler with an important initial tactical advantage. But this was strategically hopeless because the Nazis now had to fight on two fronts, a mistake Hitler himself had identified as Germany’s undoing in the previous war. At the end of the war, Stalin was able to achieve only some of his initial objectives by establishing Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, China, and North Korea. According to Suvorov, this made Stalin the primary winner of World War II, even though Stalin was not satisfied by the outcome, as he intended to bring Soviet domination to the whole continent of Europe.
[c-span.org] – Video with Suvorov ‘The Chief Culprit’ book discussion
We claim that Suvorov was only correct for the Soviet part of the story. Yes, the USSR was indeed one huge war machine, that had as its only goal to unite the world under the banner of Bolshevism (“world communism”), as its official coat of arms clearly illustrates:
Still have any questions regarding the intentions of the USSR? Russia, what Russia? The World!
Suvorov does not understand that even before the war began in September 1939, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill (not Chamberlain) were already in agreement about the feasibility of the partitioning of Europe and carving up the European loot between the US and USSR. Suvorov could not know that at the time, because the Finnish author Erkki Hautamaki had not yet published his discussion of the so-called Mannerheim-files, read our discussion here. For the broader context of the conflict of the 20th century, our summary here.
The ugly, sinister face of the globalist New World Order. The European world is destroyed, thanks to Churchill-Britain, who let the Anglo-Soviet parvenus in. Joseph Stalin and Roosevelt’s handler Harry Hopkins represent the new rulers and [s]conquerors[/s] ‘liberators’ of Europe. 1933 mission accomplished. The Left/globalism has won over the Right/local sovereignty. And now off to Nuremberg to invent a pack of lies to cement our power position, so the city nukers and Gulag builders can grant themselves the moral patina necessary to build a new world.
Come on, Vladimir! Open your war archives and deal the liars from Washington the final blow by telling the truth about WW2 and join European civilization and help restoring its beauty and greatness.
Now in 2015, shortly before the end of the American era, we Europeans must face the sin we committed against one of the most important principles of the Enlightenment: independence of justice. Without questioning, let alone verifying, we accepted the Allied stories at face value. The Nuremberg trials violated that principle. It is our task to question everything and demand that the Allies finally open up their war archives. The result of that process will be a new beginning for our civilization, enabling us to finally close the Marxist chapter of history that began in 1848.
Below you’ll find the most interesting quotes from Viktor Suvorov, “The Chief Culprit”, that illustrate that it was Stalin who had been preparing for an assault against Germany and the rest of Europe all along.
The following simple fact can serve as additional proof of the aggressive ambition of the Red Army. More than sixty years have passed since the Germans attacked the Soviet Union, but neither the government of modern Russia nor the General Staff ever made public any maps that would demonstrate the deployment of all Soviet divisions on ]une Z1, 1941. All that information remains a state secret.
I came to the conclusion that on March 11, 1941, Marshal Timoshenko and Generals Zhukov and Vasilevsky, the heads of the USSR People’s Defense Commissariat, forwarded to Stalin the plan of invading Germany. Both generals became marshals two years after that.
But why does nobody ask the question: why then were they developed and built? What were they prepared for? Why did Stalin need four thousand amphibious tanks, which he could not use in defensive War? Where was comrade Stalin planning to sail?
Why then in the first stage of the war did the Soviet air force lose air superiority from day one? Why did the Germans have the advantage in the air, given that their air force lost out to the Soviet air force both in plane quantity and plane quality? The answer is simple: the majority of Soviet pilots, including fighter pilots, were not taught the clogfights. Soviet aviation was oriented to conduct one grandiose, sudden, aggressive operation, in which the Soviet air force in one raid would crush the enemy’s air force on the ground and claim air superiority.
At the beginning of the war, the Soviet Union had more than one million trained parachutists, according to the Communist Party newspaper, Pravda, on August 18, 1940. In light of declassified documents it is clear that this was a deliberate underestimation of the real number, which arguably was closer to two million parachutists. Never before had the world seen such large-scale preparations for offensive war.
On June 16, 1941, General Zhukov… ordered 7,500 gliders to be manufactured in 1941-42. The gliders that were produced in the spring of 1941 had to be used in the summer of 1941, or, at the latest, in the early fall.
Stalin created so many air assault troops that it was possible to use them only in one scenario: an air attack and a massive invasion. The Red Army had to begin the war, suddenly and treacherously, by an attack of its air force against the enemy’s air bases.
in the years 1937—41 the Red Army grew five-fold, from 1.1 million to 5.5 million.
Stalin’s most obvious goal, which was expressed clearly and openly, was to draw Britain and France into the Spanish war. If this plan had been successful, then a great clash between Germany, Italy, and Portugal on one side and France and Britain on the other would have occurred in the Far west of the European continent, on Spanish territory. The Soviet Union was Far away. Stalin’s advisors and “volunteers” would also have fought, but the war would never have touched the territories of the Soviet Union. All Stalin had to do was pour fuel into a war that was heating up.
In Spain, he was unsuccessful in bringing Germany to a clash with Great Britain and France. But the hope [p104] was not lost, because they could be brought to a clash in Poland. So in the end 1938 Stalin drastically changed all his propaganda. All anti-Hitler propaganda in the Soviet Union was brought to an abrupt stop. Now Stalin’s priority was to calm Hitler: go to Poland, I will not be in your way.
Stalin knew that Great Britain and France had given their guarantees to Poland. But how serious was their word? The French and British delegations let him know that it was serious! If Hitler started a war against Poland, Great Britain and France would declare war against Germany. This was exactly the information Stalin was waiting for.
Stalin now knew that Hitler would be punished for invading Poland. The key to the ignition of World War II fell into Stalin’s hands.
On August 12, 1939, the military delegations of the USSR, Great Britain, and France began talks in Moscow. Stalin’s Marshal Voroshilov openly conducted with France and Britain the talks on “containing Hitler’s aggression in Europe.” Behind the scenes, however, things happened very differently: On August 11—even before the talks got started—Stalin made a decision to start negotiating with Germany for the partition of Poland.
Let’s look at, for instance, a record in the diary of the general secretary of the Comintern, Georgi Dimitrov, made on September 7, 1939. In the company of Molotov and Zhdanov, Stalin explained his new line of foreign policy to the leader of the Comintern: “1he war is between two groups of capitalist nations . . . but we are not against it, if they fight a bit and weaken each other. It would be good if Germany could destabilize the positions of the wealthiest Capitalist nations (of England especially).
However, just eight days after signing the Moscow pact, Stalin violated it. Hitler started a war of aggression against Poland with hope that his ally Stalin would do the same. But Stalin cheated Hitler. On September 1 and in the subsequent two weeks the Soviet troops stood next to the Polish borders without conducting warfare and crossing the borders. The explanation of the Soviet government to the German counterpart was: the time has not come yet for action by the Red Army. As a result, the entire fault for the beginning of the war fell upon Germany, upon Hitler and his entourage. They entered world history as the chief and only cause of World War II. Poland was divided not in the Imperial Chancellery, but in the Kremlin. Hitler was
[p112] not present, Stalin was. But Hitler is at fault for the starting of the war, while Stalin is not. Stalin entered history as an innocent victim and the liberator of Europe.
The invasion of the German troops into Poland hacl other consequences too: on September 3, 1939, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. Already on the third day Germany was involved in a two-front war; that is, it wound up in an unwinnable situation. Since Germany practically lacked strategic raw materials, the two-front war was fatal for Germany.
Now Stalin could wait for the total exhaustion and self-destruction of Central and Western Europe. Hitler guessed Stalin’s intentions and in 1941 suddenly and almost fatally struck the Soviet Union. In this critical situation, Stalin received free aid from the United States and Great Britain, which in volume and quality did not have a historical precedent. At the same time, the Soviet role in unleashing World War II was quickly and thoroughly forgotten.
In 1939 the Red Army entered Poland for different reasons. Most importantly, there was the Fear that Hitler’s blitzkrieg would stop. It was already slowing down. Sralin’s offensive in Poland allowed Hitler to transfer his forces from the eastern to the western front with maximum efficiency.
But in practice, the facts were such that “by 1935 all major shipyards were redesigned for production of military ships.” In 1939, Germany entered into World War II with seven submarines. We are assured that the Soviet Union had no intentions of entering into the war, but in September 1959 it possessed 165 submarines. The submarines matched up to the best World standards?
Hitler delivered a surprise blow to Stalin. Stalin lost almost all his ammunition factories. He had to fight back using only 15 percent of might of the Ammunition Narkomat.“ The results of the war are well known. Try to imagine what could have happened if Hitler had stalled with his attack and would have, instead, himself been attacked by Stalin. In that case, Stalin would have been using not 15 percent of his ammunition, but the full 100 percent. What would the outcome of World War II have been then?
In closed circles, Hitler himself admitted the mistake. This occurred on April 12, 1942. Hitler said the following: “The entire war with Finland in 1940, just as the Russian advance into Poland with obsolete tanks and weapons and poorly clothed soldiers, was nothing other than a grandiose disinformation campaign, because Russia at that time controlled arms which made it, in comparison with Germany and Japan, a world power.”
At the end June 1940 Romanian troops retreated from and Soviet troops entered Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina.
As a result of the “liberation crusades” the distance from the new Soviet frontier to the oil fields of Ploiesti was now just 180 km. This was a clear, open area. Troops from the Odessa military district were concentrated at the very border, ready as soon as they got the first order to continue the “liberation” right up to the oil wells. Soviet tanks numbered over three thousand; the Romanians had sixty tanks.
In June 1940 neither Hitler nor his generals had any intentions or plans to attack the Soviet Union.
On July 16, 1940, Hitler signed the directive No.16 concerning preparations for landing troops in Great Britain. The operation was given the code name Seeloewe (Sea Lion); the plan was for the operation to be completed by August 15. But the annexation of Bessarabia, Northern Bukovina, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania into the Soviet Union forced Hitler to make a sharp U-turn and look at what was happening behind his back.
Already in 1939 Hitler had found himself in a strategic dead end, without an exit. In 1940 Stalin raised axes over Hitler’s head from two sides: over iron ore, timber, and nickel in the north, and over oil in the south. Stalin stalled, waiting for Hitler to attack Britain. But in 1941 Britain was not dangerous to Hitler. The danger came from Stalin. Hitler had no other choice. So, he jumped on Stalin. On June 21, 1941, Hitler wrote a letter to Mussolini: “Russia is trying to destroy the Romanian oil fields… The task for our armies is eliminating this threat as soon as possible.” Herein lies the cause of Hitler’s attack. This was not at all a struggle for Lebensraum (living space).
The strategic miscalculations of 1940 were so rough, deep, and frightening that their catastrophic consequences for the fate of the Soviet Union could not later be resolved by any genius decisions and brilliant victories. Because of Stalin’s and Zhukov’s mistakes, Hitler attacked the Soviet Union, destroyed its army, and crushed a large part of Soviet industry. In the end, the Soviet Union was unable to conquer Europe. Stalin lost the war for Europe and global domination. The free world survived, and it could not coexist with the Soviet Union.
Therefore, the crumbling of the Soviet Union became inevitable. The roots of that crumbling lie in Zhukov’s victorious venture into Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina in the summer of 1940. The Soviet Union won World War II, but for some reason disappeared from the globe after this distinguishing victory.
The conference of the High Command of the Red Army ended at 6 PM on December 31, 1940. Most of the participants were urgently and secretly sent back to their posts. Only the most important generals remained in Moscow. Even before the conference was over, at 1 1 AM on December 31, a group of forty-nine of the highest-ranking generals received instructions for a strategic staff game on maps. The maps denoted battles between the “Easterners” and “Westerners.”
The first strategic game began on the morning of january 2, 1941, at the General Staff of the Red Army. The scenario of the future war was being played out. The supervisor of the game was Timoshenko, the People’s Commissar of Defense of the USSR. The referees of the game consisted of twelve top commanders of the Red Army, including four Marshals of the Soviet Union. The observers included Joseph Stalin and the entire Politburo.
A colossal battle raged on the giant maps. For the time being just on the maps, the two most powerful armies on the planet clashed.
Soviet strategists were not working on any defense plans and not making any plans for rebutting a possible German aggression. They were thinking of a way to take Koenigsberg, Warsaw, Prague, Bucharest, Krakow, and Budapest. Soviet preparations for the invasion of Europe neared their final stage.
In the summer of 1940, Stalin tore Northern Bukovina and Bessarabia from Romania. The Soviet Union received an area of several tens of kilometers on the eastern shore of the Danube River. The Danube flotilla, formed in advance, was immediately transferred to this area.
There was only one possible action for the Danube flotilla: in the course of a general invasion by the troops of the Red Army, the flotilla could carry out operations up the river. If you amassed in the delta of a great river more than sixty river warships, they would have nowhere to go except up the stream. There were no other directions. If it sailed up the Danube, the flotilla would have to fight on Romanian, Bulgarian, Yugoslavian, Hungarian, Slovak, Austrian, and German territory.
Hitler many times invited Stalin to a personal meeting in a friendly atmmosphere. But Stalin send Molotov to meet Hitler.
On May 5, 1941, Stalin made it perfectly clear to his generals that there would be a war with Germany and that the Soviet Union would be the aggressor. Suvorov means the May 5 Frunze speech.
Preliminary relocation of the armies began in May 1941; … The former deputy of the People’s Commissar for State Control, I. V. Kovalev, Wrote that “in May [and] early June, the transportation system ofthe USSR had to complete [the] transportation of nearly 800,000 reserve troops…. These moves had to he conducted secretly.”
Overall, the First Strategic Echelon of the Red Army had 170 tank, motorized, cavalry, and rifle divisions. Fifty-six of them were located right on the border. They could not move any farther ahead. But even of these, everything that could move was moving forward and hiding in the border forests.
How many of the 114 divisions began to move toward the border in the wake of the reassuring TASS announcement from June 13, 1941? The answer is: all of them! “Between June 12 and ]une 15, all the western military districts were issued an order to move all deeply located divisions closer to the state borders.”
Everything that Soviet officers, generals, and marshals wrote about in their memoirs was fully confirmed by reports of German intelligence to their commanders in the spring and early summer of 1941: the Red Army was heading in giant surges toward the western borders.
The TASS announcement talked about the “testing of railroad functioning.” This is questionable. The movement of Soviet troops began in February, in March it intensified, in April and May it reached grandiose proportions, and starting on June 13, 1941, it reached an all-encompassing character. The only divisions that did not participate in the move were those already at the border, those that remained in the Far East, and those that were preparing to invade Iran. The full concentration of Soviet troops along the German border was planned for July 10.
But Hitler guessed Stalin’s design. That was why World Wat ll ended catastrophically for Stalin: he only got half of Europe.
After one week of the war, the Red Army consisted of over 10 million people.
But the Soviet mobilization continued in ]uly, August, September… “Our forces are innumerable,” Stalin once said. The mobilization resources of the Soviet Union were almost 20 percent of the population, meaning 34.5 million people. This resource was fully used during the war. It was even surpassed. How long would it take to destroy such an army?
Germany was not ready for a war against Russia, and Stalin knew it.
Major General G. N. Zakharov, remembered flying in the sky and looking at German troops: “An impression formed that some sort of movement was originating deep within the territories, which was halted only at the edges of the border, and was held by it, as if by an invisible barrier, ready to flow over the edge at any moment.“ The German pilots flying then over Soviet territory viewed the same picture.
The trains carrying his army stretched across thousands of kilometers. The worst situation was when a train had to stop in the middle of the fields instead of at a station. A tank battalion is a formidable force, but in a train it is completely defenseless. If the war found a train carrying heavy armor in a place where there were no facilities for unloading, the train either had to be destroyed or abandoned.
A division marching in columns was a great target for air force raids. The entire Red Army presented one great target.
In his memoirs, the German pilot Hans—Ulrich Rudel described the beginning of the war against the Sovier Union. He flew a and Completed 2,430 battle missions.
While flying over these numerous airbases and fortifications, We all had the same thought in our heads—how lucky we were to have struck first. It seemed that the Soviets were feverishly readying the groundwork for an attack against us.
The highway [From] Smolensk [to] Moscow was the target of many raids; itwas packed with huge amounts of Russian military equipment and supplies. Trucks and tanks were lined up one after another almost without any intervals, often in three parallel columns. If all this massive machinery had attacked us…. There were no difficulties in attacking so enticing a target. In a few clays, the entire road was transformed into piles of rubble.
During questioning, Stalin’s son was asked why the Soviet artillery, which had the best cannon and howitzers in the World, and in incredible numbers, fired so poorly. Stalin’s son answered: “The maps let the Red Army down, because the war, contrary to expectations, unfolded to the east of the state border.” Sta1in’s son told the truth. In 1941, the Red Army fought without maps.
Khrushchev claimed that when the Germans attacked, Stalin got scared and isolated himself. Today, we know that right after the German invasion Stalin worked seven days in a row, as much as humanly possible. During the first moments, Stalin simply did not believe that Hitler had invaded.
During the first Week of the war, Stalin herded his troops into an attack. He should have been giving orders for defense, but he resisted. Finally, on ]une 28, he found out that the Western Front was surrounded, the 4th Army was destroyed, and the 3rd, 10th, and 13th armies were encircled. Only then did Stalin finally understand that his plans for the “liberation” of Europe were over.
There, Stalin exploded in anger at Timoshenko and Zhukov, bringing the latter to tears. Anastas Mikoyan recollected: “Stalin Was despondent. After leaving the Commissariat, he said: ‘Lenin left us a grand legacy, and we, his followers, flushed that legacy down the toilet.’…”
Stalin realized that he could not fix anything. The socialist country was capable of crushing others, but it couldrit compete with other countries in peacetime. From June 22, 1941, the Soviet Union was destined for demise. Sooner or later, it was hound to collapse. It could survive only by consuming everything around it. Otherwise, it was doomed.
In 1941, only Stalin could appreciate the full weight of the German invasion. In 1941, the members of the Politburo could not fully understand that Hitler’s invasion meant death for the Soviet Union. The Politburo forced Stalin to resume power, and Stalin, with a careless wave of the hand, returned, fully aware that the cause he had worked for his whole life was dead.
The blitzkrieg was already choking in August. The Germans were running out of strength, and the advance stopped. Hitler’s army was so weak and unprepared for war that two months after the start of the war offense was out of the question.
Why didn’t the Germans retreat? On September 13, 1941, Halder wrote: “At the current moment, we cannot forecast the number of troops that can be freed from the Eastern Front upon arrival of winter, and the number of troops that will be needed for conducting operations in the following year?“ This entry shows that the blitzkrieg was already over before the snow, before the mud. The war had already turned into a war of attrition—a prolonged war lethal for Germany.
Scroll to the bottom of this post to read the letter Keitel wrote to von Ribbentrop, a few weeks before the beginning of Barbarossa, to verify that the leadership of the Wehrmacht observed with great concern the mobilization of the Soviet forces. Suvorov could have incorporated this letter in his book, to make an even stronger case that it was Stalin, not Hitler, who was looking for a fight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLxP ... iv0n-j5oF0
Here a four hour documentary about the work of Viktor Suvorov. In Russia, revisionist thinking about World War II is far more advanced than in the hyper-political correct West, where the ‘thinking’ is entirely guided by Hollywood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtzvIMc ... pTSoS_njWH
Here the German version, in 18 parts. Highly recommended.
22 Mar 2015
Greece Wants WW2 Reparations From Germany
In a latest move to escape from the only sensible path for Greece to follow, namely the path of the Troika, Athens now threatens to take hostage German-owned property located in Greece, as a security until WW2 reparations payments have been made.
[bbc.com] – Does Germany owe Greece wartime reparations money?
[spiegel.de] – Athen droht mit Pfändung deutschen Eigentums
Are these measures justified? In order to answer that question, you need to understand WW2. Here is the spoiler: German reparations to Greece are NOT justified. It is more reasonable that Greece pays Germany, although it is unlikely that Germany will insist on payments.
Let us explain.
If we are to believe American propaganda, the Germans started WW2 because they wanted to ‘conquer the world’ (quite an unusual thing to do for nationalists, come to think of it) and we can trust Hollywood to come up with a map of Europe, with a swastika stamped on it and a black ink blot spreading over Europe (‘Nazi’-occupation), accompanied with a sinister undertone to illustrate that an insatiable German drive for ‘Lebensraum‘ was at work here. Fortunately, there were the notoriously noble Allies such as Americans, Soviets, British, French, Poles, Canadians, Australians, Indians, Norwegians, Danes, Dutch, Belgians, Yugoslavs, Greeks, Moroccans, Algerians, Egyptians and what not (quite a long list actually), who were ready to liberate Europe from evil. End good, all good.
Now, you can accuse the Germans of a lot of things, but not stupidity. Were the Germans really looking for a fight with this kind of force majeure, outnumbering the Germans 1:6?
Of course not.
But this war happened nevertheless, so could it be that in reality is was precisely the other way around? That that long list of enemies was being lined up against Germany? That was indeed the case. WW2 was a conspiracy of Roosevelt and Stalin plus paid British stooge Churchill against Germany, using Poland as useful idiot. Churchill, who headed the British war party, managed to push Chamberlain aside and take over government. The US pushed Britain and France in the war against Germany, here Chamberlain’s confirmation. Britain pushed Norway, Holland, Belgium and Greece out of neutrality, Britain had Canada, Australia, India and others in their empire, France had Morocco, Algeria and others and finally the USSR supported the Yugoslav coup, directed against Germany. That’s what we mean when we say that all countries mentioned were lined up against Germany.
As a consequence Germany had to face almost the entire world. And if Germany had NOT been allied to Italy and Japan, Germany might even have prevailed. After all, it was Italy and its silly invasion of Greece that opened the Greek door for the British to invade, forcing the Germans to invade Greece to counter that threat against their only source of oil, Ploesti/Romania, that was now in range of British bombers. That British operation delayed Barbarossa with a few valuable months and was the reason why the Germans failed to take Moscow before the onset of the extreme cold winter 1941-1942. And without the alliance with Japan, the US would not have found a way to join the war against Germany, via the provoked Pearl Harbor attack.
For an average television watcher, who thinks that a bag of cheese doodles, a couch, a television and a Steven Spielberg movie, suffice to understand history, this inevitably sounds like blasphemy. That’s because you believe in the pack of lies the Allies concocted in Nuremberg, to their own advantage.
Here is a chronological list of all the invasions the Germans carried out between September 1939 and June 1941, a rather impressive list one might add:
1939-09-01 – invasion of Poland
1940-04-08 – invasion of Norway
1940-05-10 – invasion Low Countries and France
1941-04-06 – invasion Yugoslavia
1941-04-11 – invasion Greece
1941-06-22 – invasion USSR
…resulting in this, rather spectacular result:
German occupied Europe, 1943
And at first sight, one is excused to think that it was all the Germans fault. After all, nobody invited Germany to invade their country, now did they? All true.
Nevertheless, there is a little problem with that explanation, because there are a few ‘details’ left out from that story:
How about Poland preparing for ethnic cleansing of Germans, forced to live in Versailles Poland, before the start of the war in September 1939?
How about Britain and France declaring war on Germany on September 3, 1939?
How about German intelligence finding out in February 1940 that Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill were busy plotting for war against Germany?
How about Britain and France preparing for the invasion of Norway to cut off iron ore supply from Narvik as early as January 1940?
How about Britain and France preparing for an assault against the industrial heart of Germany via the Low Countries early 1940?
How about hundreds of thousands of mobilized British and French troops roaming the French country side after September 1939?
How about the USSR invading Finland and secretly plotting with Britain and France to connect Soviet troops with British and French troops in Sweden to encircle Germany?
How about Soviets meddling in Yugoslavia with the purpose of setting up another front against Germany, before the Germans invaded Yugoslavia?
How about British landing in Greece on a location nearest to the only oil source Germany has, namely Ploesti, Romania, before the Germans invaded Greece?
How about the USSR being in a full state of mobilization, from Wladiwostok to Smolensk, preparing for the assault against Germany and the rest of Europe?
You could of course think that the garbage above is written by chain-smoking, tax-avoiding, child-beating Neonazis, with tattoos all over, who open their first beer bottle at 11 o’clock in the morning, hacking on a computer in moms basement. That’s not the case, but there is no way for you to know that. So don’t believe us.
The Allied war archives are closed and for very good reason, because they are hiding a lot of dirty secrets. Unfortunately for the Al(l)lies, revealing information has started to leak from an unexpected source: Finland.
[prokarelia.net] – Finland in the eye of the storm
[revblog] – Finland in the eye of the storm
[juliusmilaitis] – Finland in the Eye of the Storm. Erkki Hautamäki’s book
Very brief summary of Finland’s role in WW2: after the Winter War between the USSR and tiny Finland (1939-11-30 – 1940-03-13) Finland became allied to Germany. Finland invaded the USSR together with Germany in June 22, 1941. The Finnish leader during the war was marshal Mannerheim. After the war, Mannerheim handed over all his secret documents (S-32 file or Mannerheim Files) to a trusted aide, Vilho Tahvanainen, who kept them, familiarized himself with the content and wrote a book about it, published in 1970:
Book written by Mannerheim’s special agent Vilho Tahvanainen, “Special Task”, a copy of which which we recently got in our possession. This book could revolutionize our understanding of WW2 and trash the allied Nuremberg lies.
Now, we don’t speak a word of Finnish and you don’t probably either, here a sample of that strange language:
Hyvä lukija, olet naiivia uskoa kaikkea amerikkalaiset ja neuvostoliittolaiset sanovat. Olet tuhlaa elämääsi istuu television ääressä, ja hyväksyn kaikki Hollywood sanoo nimellisarvoon..
See, not the faintest idea what that means. Fortunately we have the three “Finland in the eye of the storm” links, given above, as well as this book, also in Finnish, written by Erkki Hautamäki, who elaborates on the Mannerheim files.
These two books describe a total different story about WW2 than the official lie. Mannerheim was told by the Germans what the allies were really up to, according to their gathered intelligence on February 1940, when Finland was under Soviet attack. Here is a map of what the Allies (UK, France and USSR) had planned together:
Mannerheim files, WW2 big picture. Detailed plan agreed upon between Churchill, Stalin and the French high command, early 1940. The Allies have agreed on four fronts to destroy Germany: North, West, South, East. Eventually all fronts would materialize, albeit with considerable delay, because the Germans found out. The fundamental decision of the Allies to destroy Germany originates from early 1939, before the begin of the war.
Early 1939, the Americans had pushed Britain and France into a war guarantee for Poland and the British and French hoped that this would deter Germany from attacking Poland. At the same time, the Americans encouraged the Poles to not give in to any German demand concerning the 97% German town of Danzig. But the Germans were so much under pressure from developments in Poland: mobilized Polish army, Polish persecutions of the Germans, forced to live in Versailles Poland and an escalating Danzig-crisis, that they accepted an out-of-the-blue Soviet offer for a non-aggression agreement, so the Germans did not need to fear a two-front war and the Germans hoped that the non-aggression agreement would deter the British and French from declaring war. When the Germans invaded, the British and French, with great reluctance, obliged to their treaty obligations and declared war. On September 3, 1939, the situation in Europe was such that Germany, Britain and France were at war with each other, which all three of them had hoped to avoid. The very fact that neither Germany, nor Britain and France were interested in war is illustrated that nothing happened for a full seven months, the so-called Phoney War of Sitzkrieg. The only ones, who were really interested in a European war were the Americans, Soviets and paid US stooge Churchill.
The great revelation of the Mannerheim files is that at least as early as Spring 1939, the West (Roosevelt, Churchill, but not Chamberlain) and USSR were already in bed together, determined to destroy Germany (and Europe). The US paid stooge Churchill, behind Chamberlain’s back, French military circles and Soviets (with American support in the background) had agreed on October 15, 1939, on a joint war against Germany.
North front. The plan was that the USSR would attack Finland (happened indeed on November 30, 1939) and that the British and French would invade Scandinavia under the pretext of coming to the aid of the Finns, where they in reality were only interested in surrounding Germany, as well as cutting off Swedish iron ore winter supplies via the Norwegian harbor of Narvik . The British/French invasion of Norway did indeed happen on April 8, 1940, but came a few weeks too late, because the Finns and Soviets had already reached a surprising peace agreement, which until today nobody really can explain. Why would a colossus like the USSR attack a tiny nation like Finland and withdraw after a few months? Here is the kicker: because the Germans understood the allied plans and threatened to bomb the Soviets, when they would not let go of Finland, despite the non-aggression agreement. And the Soviets did. The Germans knew everything and preempted the operations. They invaded Norway at the same time as the British and French did and 8,000 Germans had predictably little trouble defeating 25,000 British and French troops, as well as 50,000 Norwegian troops, who got what they deserved, because they had abandoned neutrality, after caving in from pressure from Churchill.
West front, same story, see map. Both the Dutch and Belgians, like the Norwegians, had given in to allied pressure to allow overpass to British and French troops on their way to the Ruhr area. The Germans preempted the attack and occupied Holland and Belgium, read Goering’s NMT testimony about why Germany invaded Holland and Belgium [avalon.law.yale.edu] or Dutch-Jewish court historian Lou de Jong with his late revelations. The upshot of the allied experiences at the north and west front was one of total surprise about the speed with which the Germans advanced. Stalin understood that in 1940 he was not yet ready for war against Germany.
South front: with the allied plans in the North and West shattered, the British saw a possibility to open a south front, when Italian operetta warrior Mussolini, without knowledge, let alone approval of Germany (Hitler was furious), began to attack Greece and thus violated the neutrality of Greece. This opened the possibility for the British to ‘come to the aid of the Greeks’ and bring troops ashore near Thessaloniki, bringing the only essential source of oil the Germans had within reach of British bombers: Ploesti, Romania. That was the only reason why the Germans were forced to invade Greece and kick the British out. The war would have been lost without oil supplies, just like the war would have been lost if the Germans would not have intervened in Norway, when the British and French tried to interrupt the supply of iron ore via Narvik.
So, to answer the question regarding German war reparations to the benefit of the Greeks: no, not justified. The British never directly supported the Greeks in their struggle against the Italians, but used the Italian invasion as a pretext to threaten a German vital interest: oil in Romania. Did the British anticipate the German invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece? Of course they did, it was the British intention precisely to spread German forces thin, cause a delay and give Stalin valuable time to complete his military buildup against Germany.
East front: the official lie is that Germany attacked ‘unsuspecting peace-loving USSR’ in search for Lebensraum. All baloney. It is true that when Hitler was a nobody and was doing time in Landsberg prison in 1923 and had time to write his Mein Kampf pamphlet, that he was dreaming of acquiring ‘Lebensraum‘ in the East, notably in the Ukraine. Why? Because the murderous British food blockade during the Winter of 1918/1919, which forced Germany on its knees and got nearly one million Germans killed, brought Hitler the conviction that Germany did not have the means to feed itself and that it needed to acquire new land. And since the other European powers had colonized almost the entire world, there was nothing else left than land in the East. On top of that, the USSR was embroiled in civil war and very weak. But that was during the first half of the twenties, when Hitler was nowhere near power. When Hitler came to power in 1933, the USSR had become a powerhouse and scared the hell out of Hitler. In the German archives there is not a hint that after 1933, Hitler ever planned to invade the USSR. The British, French and Soviets had planned that the latter would reach Berlin in the summer of 1940, the smashing success of the Germans with their Blitz-Krieg surprised everybody and convinced the Soviets that they needed more time to prepare for the final assault against Germany. That moment came the following year, but already during the Molotov-visit to Berlin of November 12-13, 1940, Hitler became convinced that the USSR was not really interested in sticking to the terms of the non-aggression-agreement and secretly was preparing for war. That impression was based on the outrageous territorial demands Molotov made and Hitler began to prepare for the worst. By May, 1941 it was clear that the Soviets could attack any moment and the Germans decided to deal the first blow and it was that decision that ultimately was responsible for the outcome of WW2, namely that not the entire Eurasian landmass fell into the hands of the Soviets, but that the lesser evil, Soviet ally USA, also got a piece of the European pie.
By 1939, The USA and USSR had the first and second largest economies on earth, yet the planet was still dominated by a handful of competing European countries and their empires:
Global GDP distribution 1940 in %:
British Empire 11
This little table clearly shows that the conventional Nuremberg tales are lies. Germany never had a chance against four combined Allies, with an economy six times that of Germany. When the war was over the Allies organised a war trial the cover up all the traces of the rape and construct a pack of vicious lies that the world believes until today.
The US and USSR decided to exploit the inner-European post-Versailles quarrel about whether Germany was allowed to exist at all and team up, destroy Europe and divide the loot between them. And that is what happened. Before the beginning of the war, the British and French leadership had reluctantly come to terms with the existence of Germany and the impossibility to uphold the post-Versailles order in Europe. But in Britain there was a war party, lead by Winston Churchill, who operated for American-Zionist interests (Focus group), not for British interests. It was solely him who put Britain on the war path with Germany, by stoking against Germany for years in parliament, with inflammatory speeches, written by Royal Dutch Shell chairman Waley Cohen. Watch this fascinating 25 minute BBC documentary about the American clerk Tyler Kent, who oversaw the Roosevelt-Churchill plotting for war against Germany and decided to be a Edward Snowden avant la lettre and warn Congress, at the time not yet a paper tiger. Unfortunately, Churchill intercepted Kent and threw him in jail.
None of the German invasions was an unprovoked act of aggression, it was precisely the other way around. In all cases, the German invasion was prompted by preparations/actions of the opponent. You don’t believe us? How about referring to that American, who of all Americans, was in the best position to know the truth about WW2? And we all know that there is nothing nobler than an American. After all, they say so themselves, day in, day out, via their media outlets and Hollywood. An American, who in 1945 had access to all the German archives and who sought and sought… but could not find. That American was Robert H. Jackson, the head of the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal.
And what did Nuremberg Tribunal chieftain Robert H. Jackson say during a meeting in London in 1946, when he was preparing the Anglo-Soviet victors Stalinist show trial:
MR. JUSTICE JACKSON. I really think that this trial, if it should get into an argument over the political and economic causes of this war, could do infinite harm, both in Europe, which I don’t know well, and in America, which I know fairly well. If we should have a prolonged controversy over whether Germany invaded Norway a few jumps ahead of a British invasion of Norway, or whether France in declaring war was the real aggressor, this trial can do infinite harm for those countries with the people of the United States. And the same is true of our Russian relationships. The Germans will certainly accuse all three of our European allies of adopting policies which forced them to war. The reason I Say that is that captured documents which we have always made that claim-that Germany would be forced into war. They admit they were planning war, but the captured documents of the Foreign Office that I have examined all come down to the claim, “We have no way out; we must fight; we are encircled; we are being strangled to death.”
“We must fight; we are encircled; we are being strangled to death.”
That does not really sound like a country plotting to acquire Lebensraum, let alone conquer the world, now does it? Yet the Allies insisted on that interpretation, to hide the fact that in reality it were the US and USSR who wanted to conquer the world and the US does so until today. The war against Germany was the first step for the US to establish a world empire. After the defeat of Germany, the USSR was next. Now that the USSR is defeated the entire world is next on the program. The US never ‘liberated’ Europe, instead it set it up for destruction, like all other countries it destroyed since.
Those who win a war, write the history. But there is no example in history where the despicable pack of lies is so huge, so enormous, than the one concocted by the Allies in Nuremberg. And the incredible damage it did to Europe will be hard to undo. But we have no choice but to engage in that battle for the truth. The Anglo-Soviet Nuremberg tales are an instrument to mentally colonize the Europeans. Now that the USSR is dead and we are rapidly approaching the end of the American era, it is time to bring these stories to the dumping ground of history.
Who Started World War II ? by Viktor Suvorov (full version)
[*] Proof that Barbarossa was a preemptive strike. Letter from the German military commander Wilhelm Keitel to foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, six weeks before the beginning of Barbarossa. There is zero hint that they are planning for the largest battle in world history in order to ‘acquire Lebensraum’, as modern history writing wants to have it, based on quotes from Mein Kampf, written 15 years earlier, in a time when the USSR was in its infancy and weak and Germany was recovering from a British food blockade, costing nearly 1 million German lives. Instead Keitel expresses his fear about what the Soviets are doing: full mobilization to prepare for an attack against Germany and the rest of Europe:
Der Chef des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht F. H. Qu., d. 11. Mai 1941
WFST / Abt. L (I Op)
Nr. 00 886/41 g.Kdos.
An den Herrn Reichsminister des Aeußern
Sehr verehrter Herr Reichsminister
Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht beobachtet seit Monaten mit ständig wachsender Besorgnis die Entwicklung, die der Aufmarsch russischer Streitkräfte entlang der deutschen Ostgrenze nimmt.
Nach den hier vorliegenden Meldungen befänden sich bei Kriegsausbruch 1939 etwa 77 russische Schützen-Divisionen im europäischen Rußland, davon nur wenig mehr als die Hälfte im west-russischen Grenzraum. Nach Beendigung des Polenfeldzuges erhöhte sich diese Zahl auf 114. Wenn das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht damals eine gewisse Begründung dieser Maßnahmen in der allerdings fast kampflosen Besetzung Ost-Polens durch russische Truppen sah, so mußte es nach planmäßigem Abschluß dieser Operationen mit um so größerem Befremden ein noch weiteres Anwachsen dieser Zahl auf 121 feststellen.
Seit Beginn dieses Jahres aber liefen fast täglich beim Oberkommando der Wehrmacht von allen Teilen der Grenze Meldungen ein, die in ihrer Gesamtauswertung das Bild einer umfassenden russischen Truppenkonzentration an der deutschen Ostgrenze ergaben. Unter rücksichtslosem Abtransport von Schützen, rnot.- und Pz.-Divisionen aus dem asiatischen Raum und Kaukasien — besonders nach dem russisch-japanischen Nichtangriffspakt — erhöhte sich die Zahl allein der festgestellten Schützen-Divisionen im europäischen Rußland am 1. 5. 1941 auf 143. Davon befanden sich 119 Divisionen im deutschrussischen Grenzraum.
Bei den Pz.-Brigaden und Pz.-Divisionen ist diese wachsende Schwerpunktbildung noch erheblich ausgesprochener. Seit Jahresbeginn befinden sich fast sämtliche überhaupt festgestellten mot.- und Pz.-Einheiten in West-Rußland. Hinzu kommen weitere 20 Kav.-Divisionen und mehrere Fallschirm-Bataillone.
Eine gleiche Entwicklung ist auch bei der russischen Luftwaffe zu erkennen. Mit der ständig zunehmenden Anhäufung leichter Fliegerverbände zur Unterstützung des Heeres läßt der rasche Fortgang des Ausbaues der Bodenorganisationen in Grenznähe die Vorbereitung weitreichender Bombenangriffe starker Kampffliegereinheiten in das Deutsche Reich hinein erkennen.
Weiterhin weist das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht erneut auf die wiederholten Aeußerungen höherer sowjetrussischer Offiziere hin, die bei Planspielen und Truppenübungen offen von einer baldigen russischen Offensive sprachen.
Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht ist durch diese Tatsachen in Verbindung mit den dem Auswärtigen Amt laufend mitgeteilten Grenzverletzungen sowjetrussischer Flugzeuge und Soldaten zu der Ueberzeugung gekommen, daß dieses, einer Mobilmachung praktisch gleichkommende Ausmaß des russischen Aufmarsches an der deutschen Ostgrenze, nur noch als Vorbereitung für russische Offensivmaßnahmen größten Umfanges gedeutet werden kann. Die Gefahr eines bewaffneten Konfliktes rückt daher in bedrohliche Nähe.
Der annähernd abgeschlossene Aufmarsch ihrer Wehrmacht ermöglicht der sowjetrussischen Staatsführung dabei die freie Wahl des Angriffsbeginns. Entsprechende deutsche Gegenmaßnahmen werden nunmehr unumgänglich.
Ihr sehr ergebener
Mind you, this is not propaganda for public consumption, but secret correspondence between two of the highest ranking representatives of the Reich. One day earlier (May 10), Hitler’s right-hand man Rudolf Hess had flown to Scotland, lured by the British, in a last desperate attempt to achieve peace with Britain, because the German leadership knew a Soviet attack was coming. But Churchill (American mother and in the pay of American Jews, read this) was merely carrying out a plan, he, Roosevelt and Stalin had agreed upon early 1939: the destruction of continental Europe and dividing the European loot between the USSR and the US.
Russian spy and defector Viktor Suvorov quotes the German ace pilot Hans—Ulrich Rudel from the latter’s memoirs, describing the beginning of the war against the Soviet-Union. He flew a and Completed 2,430 battle missions:
A division marching in columns was a great target for air force raids. The entire Red Army presented one great target… While flying over these numerous airbases and fortifications, We all had the same thought in our heads—how lucky we were to have struck first. It seemed that the Soviets were feverishly readying the groundwork for an attack against us… The highway [From] Smolensk [to] Moscow was the target of many raids; it was packed with huge amounts of Russian military equipment and supplies. Trucks and tanks were lined up one after another almost without any intervals, often in three parallel columns. If all this massive machinery had attacked us…. There were no difficulties in attacking so enticing a target. In a few clays, the entire road was transformed into piles of rubble.
This German preemptive strike was the only reason why Holland did not become communist, unlike less fortunate Eastern Europe. Are you ready Holland, to replace all these thousands of Churchilllaan en Rooseveltlaan street name plates with Hitlerlaan? No?
The Chief of the Supreme Command of the Wehrmacht FH Qu . , D . May 11, 1941
WFST / Dept . L (I Op )
No. 00 886/41 g.Kdos .
To the Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dear Mr. Reich Minister
The High Command of the Wehrmacht observed for months with ever- increasing concern the development that takes the deployment of Russian forces along the eastern border of Germany .
After the messages present here befänden when the war broke out in 1939 about 77 Russian rifle divisions in European Russia, of which only a little more than half in the west-Russian border area. After completion of the Polish campaign, this number rose to 114. If the High Command of the Armed Forces at the time saw some justification of the measures in but almost bloodless occupation of East Poland by Russian troops, so it had to with all the greater surprise after the scheduled completion of these operations, a find still further increase this number to 121.
Since the beginning of this year, but ran almost daily the High Command of the Armed Forces from all parts of the border messages that showed a picture of a comprehensive Russian troops concentration at the eastern border of Germany in their overall evaluation. Under reckless removal of contactors, rnot.- and Panzer Divisions from Asia and the Caucasus - especially after the Russo-Japanese non-aggression pact - the number alone the identified rifle divisions in European Russia increased on 1 5 1941 143 . Of these, 119 divisions were in the Russo-German border area.
In the panzer panzer brigades and divisions this growing focus formation is considerably more pronounced. Since the beginning are almost all ever recorded Motor nom and armored units in western Russia. In addition, another 20 Cavalry divisions and several parachute battalions.
A similar trend can also be seen in the Russian Air Force. With the ever-increasing accumulation easier squadrons in support of the Army of the rapid progress of improvements at the bottom organizations reveals the preparation of major bombings strong fighter pilot units in the German Empire in near the border.
Furthermore, the High Command of the Wehrmacht again to the repeated utterances higher of Soviet officers out who openly spoke of an imminent Russian offensive in simulations and field exercises.
The High Command of the Armed Forces has come by these facts in connection with the Foreign Office continually communicated border violations of Soviet aircraft and soldiers to the conviction that this, a mobilization practically equal upcoming extent of the Russian march at the eastern border of Germany, only as a preparation for Russian offensive measures largest circumference can be interpreted. The danger of an armed conflict, therefore, engaged in dangerous proximity.
The nearly completed deployment of their armed forces of the Soviet governance allows a free choice of the attack began. German Corresponding countermeasures are now unavoidable.
Yours very truly,
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Leon Degrelle (born June 15th 1906, died March 31 1994) was a Walloon Belgian politician, who founded Rexism and later joined the Waffen SS which were front-line troops in the fight against the Soviet Union AND Communism.
This is a self-spoken biography (with an introduction by his daughter). He was one of many, who wished and believed that they could make a better Europe and struggled mightily to that end. Whatever one's political outlook.., one cannot doubt the courage and conviction of Degrelle or the men that he led. That he survived so much carnage and the vengeance of his enemies at the end is remarkable. That he then went on to produce such a memorable account of his experiences we should be thankful for. It was an epic struggle by any standards...
When Degrelle joined the Wehrmacht he was offered the rank of lieutenant, but he refused and he went into Russian campaign as an ordinary private. He points out that Waffen-SS was really a front-line unit and a respected fighting force. Also, that 98% were NOT professional soldiers, or just young men after adventure, or NOT the goose-stepping "half-mad" stereotypes of Hollywood. Most of the volunteer units had a tragic end as they would rather fight to the last man instead of being handed over to their vengeful countrymen. The Waffen-SS had an estimate of 150-250 000 European (non-German) volunteers who fought with honor on the eastern front, and many of them winning the highest medal for bravery in the German armed forces, the Knights Cross.
This eye opening historical video is a daring break from the all the typical "anti-German" videos and publications as it tries to show the real untold truth about the Axis dealings with foreigners, volunteers, minorities, helpers and other diverse international relations. He does quite well at telling the untold, unpopular AND startling truths of the real perspectives AND relations of Germans AND non-Germans during WWII. Unlike Hollywood AND the general media that just LOVES to project an inaccurate historical "pseudo truth" !!
This speech examines AND relates the real unclouded facts tainted by the "fantasy history entertainment" that is so popular today... Some people actually really believe that going to the movies AND reading books by those who won the war, etc.., is a history course made easy, simple AND fun !!
Yes.., and very sad to say.., "the beat goes on" (and on, and on).., as WW III will NOT be that much different from the first two that killed millions.., or that far off in the future !!
As always.., after watching.., do your best to "pass it on"...
"Truth Does Not Fear Investigation"
"He who Wins the War.., also Writes the History"
"The Truth shall make you Free.., but at first.., it'll make you Damn Mad" !!!
http://www.amazon.com/Stalins-Other-War ... 742521923/
An interesting review is here - http://www.fee.org/files/docLib/books1203.pdf I like the info at the end of the review that states Stalin was upset that he didn't reach Paris like Czar Alexander 1!
Werd wrote:Mortimer wrote:In November 1940 Soviet foreign minister Molotov went to Berlin with a list of demands for the German government -
from Finland, Pechenga the only Finnish port on the Barents sea and Porkkala-Udd the strategically located peninsula on the Baltic Sea controlling the entrance to the Gulf of Finland
naval bases on the Danish side of the straits of Kattegat and Skagerrak controlling access to the North Sea and Baltic Sea
from Yugoslavia a naval base on the Adriatic Sea
from Greece a naval base in the port of Thessaloniki
from Romania the province of Southern Bukovina, a strategic foothold in the Carpathian mountains to control access to the Ploesti oilfields
from Bulgaria a pact of alliance with the Soviet Union including Bulgaria in the Soviet sphere of influence
from Turkey bases in the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits
from Iran bases in the Persian Gulf
the transfer of territories south of the Baku-Batumi line (in eastern Turkey north of Iraq and Iran) to the Soviet sphere of influence
from Japan the renunciation of its oil concessions in the province of Northern Sakhalin
Notice how these demands included territory that the German government had no control over. Hitler was perplexed. He asked Molotov to arrange a meeting between himself and Stalin so they could sort out the problem in a diplomatic and friendly atmosphere. The message was relayed but nothing came of it. If someone doesn't want to talk to you face to face while claiming to be your friend then that indicates dishonesty. Stalin wasn't interested in a face to face meeting with Hitler. His mind was already made up. He wanted war with his Operation Thunderstorm (Operatsiya Groza).
It was after this list of demands was presented by Molotov and after the failure to secure a meeting with Stalin that Hitler realised he was being played for a fool and drew up plans for Operation Barbarossa.
As you stated to me via PM, this comes right out of a chapter in Suvorov's book THE CHIEF CULPRIT called "Trotsky Murdered, Molotov in Berlin."
Page 86 Stalin's War of Extermination by Joachim Hoffmann.
In November 1940, the feeling of a growing superiority had given Stalin the occasion to make demands in Berlin which, at any rate, made one thing quite plain: he saw no danger in Germany at that time.The Red Army had taken up offensive deployment on the Western border with overwhelming forces which were not organized for defensive purposes even as it became evident that, for its part, Germany was also preparing for an attack.
(in 2 parts)
Fascinating. Interesting too that Harris was able, at that time, to give a reasonably balanced picture of events, not hiding that Churchill lacked support in the country and in Parliament. Kent was given a fair shot at presenting his point of view. Harris did not appear to feel the need to pass judgment or to attack him. I can't see such a programme being made in the "Holocaust"-generated atmosphere of moral panic that prevails today.
There is no reply listed but the Italian leader must have been in agreement with the decision as Italy declared war on the Soviet Union the same day as Germany - June 22 1941.
You'll see further discussion of Mark Solonin's work and other important points.
It now appears there is no credible argument against the fact that Barbarossa was a pre-emptive attack.
Have a look.
Note that I have added the urls referred to by the author in his highlighted text as seen here:
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/04/bio ... talin-war/
By Bionic Mosquito
April 25, 2016
I have written extensively regarding Viktor Suvorov’s book, The Chief Culprit: Stalin’s Grand Design to Start World War II. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1591148065/ref ... iew%3Dtrue
My several posts can be found here: http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/search/label/Suvorov
To make a long story short, Stalin supported and strengthened Hitler, baiting him to start World War II against Britain and France with the anticipation that the western capitalist countries would so weaken themselves that the expansion of Soviet communism would be free to clean up and take over the remains. Just before Stalin was to invade Germany, Hitler struck first. The rest is the history with which we are familiar.
Through either an email or comment (I don’t recall which) I was introduced to the work of Mark Solonin. http://www.solonin.org/en
With his permission, I offer a brief review of one of his posts, entitled Comrade Stalin’s Three Plans.
http://www.solonin.org/en/article_comra ... hree-plans
He begins with a statement that is agreeable to all – whether one believes Suvorov’s account or the more traditional version:
The fact is that Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union at dawn on June 22, 1941 became a horrible surprise for Comrade Stalin.
Germany’s attack astonished the inhabitants of the Kremlin’s offices, stunning them and putting them into a state of shock. That is the fact.
Solonin then introduces the revisionist story – fully consistent with the work of Suvorov:
There is another fact. In May-June of 1941 the Soviet Union’s military forces were in a state of covert strategic deployment. All aspects of strategic deployment (mobilization of reservists, strategic regrouping and concentration of troops, operative deployment of alignments) were carried out in a strict secrecy unheard of even by Stalin’s harsh standards.
As secretly and quietly as can be imagined for such a large movement, Stalin brought to the western borders a significant massing of the Red Army.
Solonin cites Suvorov’s first book on this topic, Icebreaker – written twenty years earlier.
http://www.amazon.com/Icebreaker-Who-St ... 0241126223
Viktor Suvorov’s hypothesis also bore that main characteristic of the genuine scientific theory, which is this: new facts and documents fit within its boundaries the same way cartridges fit in a pistol clip. New facts fit his theory with precision and clarity, without violating its structure, but rather enhancing its lethal power.
On the other hand, no alternative concepts were formulated in the 20 years after The Icebreaker was published. There was not a single book or a single article.
While many important records and documents remain inaccessible to independent researchers, Solonin goes on to document in a detailed fashion what is known and can be authenticated, what is reasonable with some difficulty to authenticate. He does not apologize for the fact that the Soviets under Stalin were tremendously skilled at hiding the true nature of their plans.
He identifies these plans, plans that changed three times over the course of the several years leading up to war. The first plan is quite clear:
Based on quite authentic documents, we can see that exactly this kind of decision was made. Stalin quite clearly expressed the main goals of his foreign policy all the way back to September 2, 1935, in a letter to Molotov and Kaganovich:
“The old Entente no longer exists. Instead, there are two Ententesemerging: the entente between Italy and France, on the one hand, and the entente between Britain and Germany, on the other. The more violent the fight between the two, the better it is for the USSR. We can sell grain to both of them so they can fight. It is not at all in our benefit if one instantly destroys the other. It’s beneficial for us if their fight is as long-lasting as possible, but without the fast victory of one over the other.”
These countries would so weaken each other that they would be ripe for revolution.
Citing other documents from the time of 1939 and thereafter, it seems clear that Stalin understood that coming to an alliance with Britain would likely stop Hitler from war. This, of course, would not be conducive toward achieving Stalin’s desired outcome.
Plan two was a plan for war against Germany. Plan two can be reconstructed in detail, given documents released in the 1990s.
What conclusions can we draw based on the available documents?
Firstly, an operational plan against Germany did exist, and work on that plan went on for many months – from at least August, 1940, with no consideration of the Non-Aggression Pact.
Secondly, starting in August, 1940 the strategic deployment plans mentioned earlier no longer name Great Britain as a potential enemy of the USSR; Germany is constantly named the main enemy, with potential support to be provided to it by Italy, Hungary, Romania, and Finland.
Thirdly, all of the currently declassified plans for the Red Army’s strategic deployment present practically the same document, which changes slightly from one version to another. At issue is not only the semantic, but also the textual, similarity of all the plans.
The targeted cities and regions were all East Prussian, Polish, and Slovak. A concrete month and year was established – August 1941 – although a concrete date has not been established from available documents.
No one has yet found any other plans for the Red Army’s strategic deployment, except these. With all the Russian archives at their disposal, Suvorov’s opponents have not, in the past 18 years, managed to present to the world a single document in which the beginning (only the beginning!) of the Soviet-German war was being planned in the form of a strategic defensive operation on Soviet territory. (Emphasis in original.)
Plan three differed little from plan two:
Strictly speaking, the new “Stalin’s third plan” did not, from the point of view of operational intent, differ at all from Plan # 2. Large-scale offensive operation was still planned beyond the USSR’s state borders.
In assessing this plan, Solonin focusses on a meeting of May 24 – a meeting with Stalin and to include the senior-most command of the Soviet military. Based on a handwritten note from Marshal Vasilevskiy, Solonin concludes:
…the range of “possible dates” of the beginning of the operation narrows down to two months: from the middle of July through the end of August 1941. (Emphasis in original.)
He goes on to explain how he comes to this conclusion.
After reviewing these three plans, Solonin examines the Soviet troop and equipment movements to the west – done in secret and done in almost the opposite manner than if intended to be defensive.
June 19 is a critical date:
From June 14 through June 19, the border district command received an order to move the Front administration (“Front” was the largest troop formation, the Soviet equivalent of German Armies Group) to the field command post by June 22-23. A June 19 telegram from the Head of the General Staff to the Commander of the forces of the Kiev SMD stated the following: “by 22.06.1941 the administration is ordered to head to Ternopol, leaving in Kiev the district administration subordinate to you ….the apportionment and redeployment of the Front must be kept strictly secret.”
On June 22, Hitler invaded – a most devastating and crushing invasion. Stalin was left with his now worthless plans for a never-to-be offensive operation.
How many days were left between June 19 and the scheduled beginning of the grandiose offensive operation? We will be able to answer this question only after the database available to historians is radically expanded. The most important thing, however, is already known for certain today: neither of Stalin’s three plans was implemented.
If you are familiar with Suvorov’s work, there is little of a surprise here; however the detail provided is invaluable for someone like me who is not doing primary research. Solonin’s work is also valuable in that he demonstrates and corroborates in detail the validity of Suvorov’s work.
Solonin offers dozens of dates and events; all will be incorporated in my Timeline to War (here: http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/p/ti ... o-war.html
and here: http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/p/ti ... egini.html).
During 1984-85 I handwrote my first "historical study" - my take of the events of 1939-41 - in a thick notebook. I concluded that during the initial part of the WW2, the USSR acted as an aggressor, starting with its invasion of Poland in September 1939. It was hardly a trailblazing academic work: carving up of Eastern Europe between Hitler and Stalin was common knowledge amongst western historians. But the contents of my notebook surely complied with the Penal Code of the Soviet Russia, paragraph 190: "Dissemination of concoctions known to be a lie and which slander the Soviet state system". Had the existence of the notebook become known to the KGB, for certain I would have no end of trouble. Happily, the Soviet system collapsed first.
In 1985 Gorbachev came to power announcing an era of "glasnost" (openness) and "perestroika" (reconstruction). As for me, I organized first independent political clubs and anti-communist rallies in my city. I quit my job were I had been privy to military secrets (KGB still retained considerable powers, and I could have been easily - and falsely, of course - charged with espionage). So I became a coal stoker in a boiler room for meager pay but with the benefit of plenty of free time just fifty 24-hour shifts per year provided me with immunity from the criminal charges of "parasitism". However it did not take long for the KGB to track me down at my new workplace. In the absence of any espionage charges, they planted a packet of a "white powdery substance" (i.e. narcotics) in the boiler room. Ironically and luckily, they failed in one key area: checking my work schedule. The boiler room was duly searched, but not during my shift – a clear sign that the famed Soviet system was indeed rapidly disintegrating.
- Mark Solonin
We seriously need Solonin's books translated into English.
We seriously need Solonin's books translated into English.
Quite a lot of books and articles are available in English on the site you linked to.
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