Russia At War: BATTLE FRONT: Toughest Fight Ahead

. . . Undertaking the attack on our country, Stalin said, the German Fascist invaders calculated that they would, certainly be able to finish "with the Soviet Union in a month and a half to two months and succeed in this short period of time in reaching the Urals. It is not necessary to add that the Germans did not conceal this plan for a blitz victory. Quite the contrary. They advertised it in every way. The facts, however, now show how this plan was wrong. Now this crazy plan must be considered...

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