World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Second Front Casts Its Shadow

BATTLE OF EUROPE

"If the Anglo-Saxon invasion does not come in April it will be a terrible blow to Hitler's prestige, because he has with drawn reserves from the Eastern Front and permitted the Russians to come right into Central Europe, in order to prepare for the invasion. If the invasion does not come it will be terrible."

So said Ernst Hepp, Nazi press attache in Stockholm. In the ancient Polish city of Cracow, Governor General Hans Frank took a similar line in trying to explain away successive Nazi defeats along the Russian border: "

It is not the German Army's weakness which...

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