Hitler Moves East
Lecture no. 9 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History
Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941—Operation Barbarossa—was Hitler's greatest military and political gamble. In this wide-ranging lecture, you'll learn the ideological and strategic reasons for this stunning gambit, and see the role Nazi ideology played in the conduct of German troops as they crossed into Russian territory.