World War: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Hibernation?

Hitler's High Command is not in the habit of announcing its plans, but last week, in a broadcast to Germans for home consumption, an Army spokesman gave a broad hint as to what might be on Hitler's mind:

"Napoleon's disaster in Russia was due to the fact that he did not stop his campaign at the beginning of the winter in order to finish it in the spring under safe conditions. Napoleon, the General, could have stopped and continued the campaign when the winter was over. In that case he would have beaten Russia. But Napoleon, the General, was superseded...

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