Map of Operation Barbarossa, showing the direction of German attacks and the major pockets of Russian troops surrounded by blitzkrieg breakthroughs between June and December 1941.  Military History Monthly Battle Maps.

Map of Operation Barbarossa, showing the direction of German attacks and the major pockets of Russian troops surrounded by blitzkrieg breakthroughs between June and December 1941. Military History Monthly Battle Maps.

JUNE 22, 1941: Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began. image: Operation Barbarossa - Graphic of the Day | The Knowledge Effect

JUNE 22, 1941: Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began. image: Operation Barbarossa - Graphic of the Day | The Knowledge Effect

German soldiers fire a mortar on Soviet positions during Operation Barbarossa, Soviet Union. 1941

German soldiers fire a mortar on Soviet positions during Operation Barbarossa, Soviet Union. 1941

Probably one of the best know photos of Operation Barbarossa showing an attack of Panzerwaffe units across open fields. In the foreground is a Sd.Kfz. 253 armored command vehicle, as a leading command post of a tank unit composed of Pz.Kpfw. II's and III's supported by infantry hidden in their Sd.Kfz. 251s.

Probably one of the best know photos of Operation Barbarossa showing an attack of Panzerwaffe units across open fields. In the foreground is a Sd.Kfz. 253 armored command vehicle, as a leading command post of a tank unit composed of Pz.Kpfw. II's and III's supported by infantry hidden in their Sd.Kfz. 251s.

June 22,  1941: GERMANY LAUNCHES OPERATION BARBAROSSA Nazi Germany launches Operation Barbarossa, a massive invasion of the Soviet Union.

June 22, 1941: GERMANY LAUNCHES OPERATION BARBAROSSA Nazi Germany launches Operation Barbarossa, a massive invasion of the Soviet Union.

German tank Pz Kpfw 38 (t).The photo was taken the day before the beginning of operation “Barbarossa”.

German tank Pz Kpfw 38 (t).The photo was taken the day before the beginning of operation “Barbarossa”.

Operation Barbarossa - June 10th 1941 - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/operation-barbarossa-june-10th-1941.html

Operation Barbarossa - June 10th 1941 - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/operation-barbarossa-june-10th-1941.html

At the massive Russian Artillery Museum in St. Petersburg. This is an older Katyusha rocket launcher. Part of our Operation Barbarossa Tour in August 2013!

At the massive Russian Artillery Museum in St. Petersburg. This is an older Katyusha rocket launcher. Part of our Operation Barbarossa Tour in August 2013!

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