Account of operation barbarossa

They were convinced that they would be transferred to Italian prisoner of war camps, but we had no such camps and had to immediately turn prisoners over to the Germans.

Our squad was with the Saluzzo Battalion of the 2nd Alpine Regiment.

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One of those who rode into Russia with the Voloire was year-old Albano Castelletto, a lieutenant in the elite artillery regiment. The Nazis often emphasized the Soviet regime's brutality when targeting the Slavs with propaganda.

They said Ukraine, Belorussia and the Baltic States would end up as only a further economic burden for Germany. Blitzkrieg war was a new type of warfare introduced by Hitler, involving planes, tanks and troops on trucks. He reached the observation post, together with my squad.

Nothing could be done, and so I continued on despondently because we could absolutely not stay behind. Meanwhile, the Red Army starts with weaker infantry, cavalry and tank units, but as the weeks pass, is reinforced with stronger Siberian and T tank units.

Operation Barbarossa

He became acutely suspicious of the intentions of the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalinand he began to feel that he could not afford to wait to complete the subjugation of western Europe, as he had originally planned, before dealing with the Soviet Union.

On 23 November, once World War II had already started, Hitler declared that "racial war has broken out and this war shall determine who shall govern Europe, and with it, the world".

A Soviet counteroffensive recaptured Rostov on November 28, and Rundstedt was relieved of his command four days later. The night of February 27, before my turn, I had been very sick, fainting and nauseous. But while the Savoia Cavalry, one way or another, was able to make progress, the march became a real torture for our artillery batteries.

Naturally, even in the Soviet army scuttlebutt was active, and so, all of a sudden, the arrival of Soviet deserters into our lines ceased.

They said Ukraine, Belorussia and the Baltic States would end up as only a further economic burden for Germany. The full version of Operation Barbarossa is available as a separate app at http: Lebensraum was the aim of Hitler to acquire "living space" in the East of Europe for German people.

Fortunately, the Soviets also must have been suffering from the weather because they were quiet. The first battle plans were entitled Operation Draft East but colloquially it was known as the Marcks Plan. Russia, soldier with MG Bock, meanwhile, was to resume the advance on Moscow.

According to Russian civilians, the winter of was one of the coldest, and even the old people did not remember such frigid temperatures. On our left were the Julia and then the Tridentina divisions and then the Hungarians and Romanians.

Following the review, the regiment made final preparations for its journey to the Russian Front. The Alpini had excavated a true subterranean village: No moon, no path and the tracks of the column no longer discernible in the uniform expanse of grass; on my right and on my left I heard automatic weapons fire.

The same officer would catch up with us the next day. The plan envisaged ethnic cleansingexecutions, and enslavement of the overwhelming majority of the populations of conquered countries with very small differing percentages of the various conquered nations undergoing Germanization, expulsion into the depths of Russia, and other fates.

He had fallen in my place, generously offering himself for an assignment that was not his duty, so that I could recover better with a few extra hours of rest. Paul Ludwig von Kleistadvanced from southern Poland into Ukraine against Kiev, whence it was to wheel southeastward to the coasts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

After a series of desperate battles around Nikolayevka, on January 26,the Alpini broke out of the encirclement and headed west. After the air attack I went out on scouting patrol. The effects of the miscalculations were increased because much of August was wasted while Hitler and his advisers were having long arguments as to what course they should follow after their initial victories.

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