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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2020 1:05 p.m. PST

"On June 22nd, 1941, Germany launched a massive attack on the Soviet Union in what was to become known as Operation Barbarossa. Three German army groups overwhelmed the Soviet frontline forces along a front stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. ​However, in the far north, a war that has largely been forgotten in the stories about Operation Barbarossa, took place.

A week after the main German attack in central Europe, the German forces on the Murmansk front, commanded by General Eduard Dietl, entered the Soviet Union and started their push towards Murmansk – the port city that was vital for receiving supplies and equipment from the West. As the Germans discovered that the roads that had been drawn on their maps were mere reindeer trails, and a lunar-like landscape with no vegetation offered little shelter or aid, they began to question their own ability to capture Murmansk. Over 200,000 soldiers would eventually fight in these harsh conditions, and many would die there…."


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deephorse10 Mar 2020 2:31 p.m. PST

Four days.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2020 11:37 a.m. PST



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