By Mr. David E. Murphy

What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Yale college PressАвтор(ы): David E. MurphyЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2005Количество страниц: 347ISBN: 0-300-10780-3Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 1,3 mbThis greatly researched booklet illuminates the various enigmas that experience surrounded the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, supplying willing insights into Stalin’s considering and the explanations for his catastrophic blunder. “If, after the battle, the Soviet Union had someway been able to generating an reputable inquiry into the disaster of 6/22—comparable in its mandate to the 11th of September fee here—its record may have learn a bit like [this book]. . . . Murphy brings to his topic either wisdom of Russian background and an insider’s take hold of of the way intelligence is amassed, analyzed and used—or not.”—Niall Ferguson, manhattan occasions e-book Review"A interesting and meticulously researched account of incorrect assumptions and error of judgment that culminated in Hitler’s invasion of Russia in June 1941. by no means prior to has this fateful interval been so absolutely documented."—Henry A. Kissinger RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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The success was stupendous—the city was flattened. In this light, the defeat of England and France will not be a difficult affair. . America will not intervene in time and the Soviet Union will stay neutral. Kleist continued his prophesying: In order to deliver a blow against Poland, at present Berlin has begun to be intensively involved in the southeast. We must get closer to Romania. Gafencu [the Romanian foreign minister] spread around kind words in Berlin but then in London and Paris engaged in antiGerman politics.

The chief was responsible for directing the entire effort from the collection to the analysis, production, and dissemination of information. He was also responsible for selecting the personnel needed to staff the system. In the four years preceding Proskurov’s arrival, changes in the RU leadership had hardly been conducive to good management. In 1935, after accepting responsibility for a serious security flap in Western Europe, Berzin resigned as chief, although by 1936 he was sent to Spain as senior adviser.

He had decided to negotiate a nonaggression pact with Hitler and give up on the Anglo-French military talks. He had never expected much from them anyway, and the inferior quality of the representatives and the limitations of their military resources convinced him he had been right. 7 What were Stalin’s 24 PROSKUROV SETS STALIN STRAIGHT thoughts over that fateful weekend? Were they confined to expectations that he would recover those portions of Belorussia and Ukraine that had been under Polish rule, gain German acquiescence in obtaining Bessarabia from Romania, and get Hitler’s agreement on Soviet primacy in the Baltic States?

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