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cost of living space. and do the expense of the people he regarded as racially inferior and when he announced operation that he told his staff that it was a war of annihilation didn't he he he sort of a war of survival. it was going to be the survival of the fittest and it didn't take and started to realize the consequences of. that there would be horrific losses. and that was indeed how unexpected it was the invasion i mean hitler and stalin had signs that. pact making them allies on easy allies of course but allies nonetheless they were allies and the soviet union was caught by surprise and this was stalin's great. stalin was not naive but he thought that germany would not attack in nine hundred forty one he thought the attack would come late and he believed that he could use this pact to develop the soviet union's and
sphere of influence and at the same time. the radhasoami and transfer industry was beyond your own mountains but in fact he got it very very badly wrong and of course the red army was caught deeply unprepared in nine hundred forty one your book is about the sort of human story behind the how did it develop militarily during the conflict in the beginning and nine hundred forty one the red army was. by the autumn of one nine hundred forty one the last between two and three million tons of killed missing and captured. i think few in the world could you sustain that level of punishment and still carried on fighting and it was not from this high come on to believe at that point the soviet union. and what was it that kept the red army fighting that's the sixty four thousand dollar question an extraordinary minute. brutal leadership tough leadership from stalin but it was
necessary to be tough and new which of nineteen forty one and stalin result would be defended and they would keep fighting but it was a. profound truth that the right on me from the initial crisis realized it was a battle for the survival and what was at stake was not just a communist system but russia as a country in the soviet union in the boardroom and it's not and it really did become a part of it war it was unusual time in the developed quite a lot during the time it comes what do you think explains the mox difference in its effectiveness from say nine hundred forty one to for example the battle of stalingrad in which it secured a stunning victory one of course that technical reasons to the red army in the midst of war is retraining being. the worst possible time to do it but they are
doing it and to give them credit this begins to make a difference they transfer their industry as they get them up and running and certainly by the end astonishing that better trained and better equipped but the germans the still from there to both and i believe it was just the science or the technical side germany could very well have want to either a nine hundred forty one nine hundred forty two but it was the love of the model and it was this extraordinary determination to carry on fighting the underestimated hitler wanted a short sharp shock and quick campaign was crucial but it didn't work out like that's a tool that he thought it would all be over and he was not alone off to the will of the german general is just nonsense we were against it but at the time many of them agreed with hitler they thought the world could be a very quickly in three months and of course we won't make the same mistake because napoleon we won't have a winter war because we'll have won it by the. they were carried away by their own
successes their previous successes blitzkrieg lightning war and they believe that if they have the me at the front here it will be. that they are underestimated the red army and the underestimated the soviet union and was that a turning point or was it just onset of the winter when the weather they just want had full well the germans blame the weather. again and you could just pop seen that one coming but they were caught by surprise and they said the weather rolled them but in fact i think the weather was part of the story and the other part that was much harder for them to acknowledge was that an army that seemed to feed to demoralize them last in a matter of weeks in five days turned itself around and started fighting and resisting with stupendous power and the first turning point was outside moscow the germans expected to take the capital they were later than they thought but they
still thought that would end the war and it was the strength and determination of resistance that caught me by surprise ahead of the campaign hit was repeatedly vaio taking western russia would in fact be more of a drain on germany's economic resources than it would be beneficial why did he go ahead with the campaign anyway. was motivated by his own son of leadership he believed he had a mission almost divine mission a very dark divinity to lead his people to great success and it was this mission that he was going to follow on on a fundamental level he was never really going to listen to advise that he perceived that the soviet union was the enemy and he also believed its resources could be plundered and used for a great to me at the end of the day he was going to follow it up. what were the consequences of the. ultimate failure of operation. it destroyed the german army it
destroyed it throughout the war the majority of its resources were concentrated on the eastern front and even off to d.-day more frequent as divisions military divisions were fighting on the eastern front so it was where the biggest battles took place the biggest casualties took place under. the road system and more casualties than the city could also replace the casualties. so it became a war of attrition and ultimately it was going to be germany that would lose that war and it was destroyed it frays a war on two fronts wasn't it well believed that a war on two fronts could work if you won the war against the soviet union quickly and of course if it had been one quickly that could have well been the case but once the war started dragging on into nine hundred forty two nine hundred forty
three germany was lost and that mocked which had behaved with a deal of decorum on the western front behaved in a completely different way in the east didn't it what do you put that down to well after the war the german claimed it was fighting a clean war and it was it was the units behind the army and it was the that were doing all the on pleasant stuff that was not true that some soldiers on the eastern front with decent behave decently but many were infected by the race proper conduct towards the smallest towards the jews and the german army i the participated in a special statistic oncet use against the russian civilian population or certainly knew they were going on and justified i mean the justification was we were fighting a brutal war of survival. but war with darker than any other war in
the twentieth century indeed possibly in human history the role played by the see if you need. it in the west why is that. when in part it's the legacy of the cold war surprisingly history is normally written they say by the victor is that view of this part of our history is very strongly determined by the germans because the german view became incorporated into the historical frank thinking in the in with the cold war so there was an underestimation or willingness to recognize the soviet union and fully and i think the cold war in part was the reason for thought but i think the other reason is the scale is so i mean we're talking about twenty seven million and it's the civilian and military casualties
and i think the other reason is simply it's so big the people who struggle to really comprehend it and one of the things i wanted to do in my book is to make that story comprehensible to give it a human voice so that people can relate and that just being a mass of or all the overwhelming statistics that's michael james thank you very much thank you.
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nineteen forty five dot dot com. parties top stories a ten year old child who was pulled from the wreckage of the plane crash in northwest russia died in the hospital that brings the number of those killed in the incident to forty five the news comes as aviation experts examine the black box recorders from the passenger jet that exploded into flames in the republic of. the greek government survives a critical vote of confidence and it's all sturdy drive amid furious protests that the will of the people is being ignored parliament must now decide whether to impose austerity measures worth billions of euro in order to secure a second e.u. ballo. and former soviet republics more than twenty seven million victims were killed in the fight against hitler's troops on this day seventy years ago the nazi invasion of the soviet union unleashed the bloodiest conflict in the region's
history which became known as the great patriotic war. but next we get the latest from you know neal and it's all changed i here at chelsea tell us more a new manager once again yeah four years force a different moment or this year again. almost three year deal to london that's just broken much more not in just a second. thanks for joining us this is sports today i'm you know these are some of the stories we're covering this hour. making moves chelsea confirm under the last for us is this side's. dealing done the former porto head on a three year deal. off to a flier maria sharapova makes it look easy in our opening clash of wimbledon
rushing a russian on a check to todd saying. i'm kicking off sevens rugby touches down in moscow this weekend with the european grand prix in focus. let's get the ball rolling with football where chelsea have confirmed under-developed is the club's new manager the former reporter who head will start immediately in west london after signing a three year deal the last boss only left the portuguese champions yesterday signaling frantic movement in the english press no the thirty three year old who previously worked as a scotch on the two symmetry knew of chelsea want to travel with the season securing our domestic league title and cup as well as the europa league blushing boss is the youngest ever at stamford bridge the same age as peers frank lampard and did you drop but chelsea sacked their previous manager carlo on chalabi last. now when the russian premier league games are coming thick and fast these days
another packed schedule later on wed and stay a bit. before a month long summer break to mosque with all the keeping things interesting leading serious they have won five of the last half a dozen games welcome of local t.v. another all culpable in controversy sparks are close to me and what will be the visitors first game with the surrogate seal in charge informed zinni senator byrd who can personally post the. top two scores in the league to be entertained. in trouble too because on the face former recent champions being second from bottom of the table. high flying on g m car they'll be favorites to claim points up the expense of rock bottom. chick. for company while s.c. tom two possible with. zinni meanwhile have confirmed money will buy or is among their transfer targets this summer months just stating they will release
their cool billie's if the money is right not two years ago on the buy or was bought from austin for a lot of money twenty five million fines it was meaning city are sure to suffer significant financial losses zinni believed to be ready to offer only some of the eight million views. martin yall has signed a two year deal to take over the manager real reins of english premier league side the dutchman stating he's delighted to be going back to work after taking a year long break. i don't. change story every day. everybody knew that i would like to come back to england to russia that when i live . right here on the shores today i will be back so. i'm. back here is let's move to tennis for maria sharapova is off the mark at the third grand slam of the year the russian one with more than a seventeen year old in two thousand and four and the seeming for more success in
london after dumping i compacted on a check to see in round one norreys pretty much at all for the siberian native on center court drop of a drop in just three games on route to a six two six one win the fifth seed meets the winner of the laura robson country kerber. played again against an opponent that's been the top ten before hasn't had the first results this year but i. don't quite know where to expect because she. had nothing to do. good match. and there's been an emotional comeback to wimbledon for serena williams the defending champion bursting into tears following a hard fought victory over frenchwoman out of in resigned williams recently returned from a year long way off from the squash before taking it six three three six six one join a relief all in one for the thirteen time grand slam winner. i
. held where world of the one caroline wozniacki didn't measure run against spain's one chap par a son tanya but ten see some of those earth became the biggest casualty so far crushing are talking agrees melinda singh a player ranked side top two. and over the men's side of action roger federer and novak djokovic suffered few difficulties on route to the second stage federer. for a record tying seventh all england cryer not pushing himself too hard against his act. in the swisscom always winning seven six six four sixteen. and joining the swiss maestro in the next round is novak djokovic this serbian simply devastating for me against france germany charge a six four six one six one how the tie wrapped up joker has never reached
a wimbledon final. it was a man on his way home the russian seen off by australian teenage prodigy bernard salt on the road a cut too much in the time for germany's andreas back while a number of russian the country's highest ranked player in london mikhail youzhny i blasted one might not go following a five seven to. russia may be busy preparing for their maiden appearance at the rugby world cup in new zealand in september but another form of the sport rugby sevens will be heading moscow this very weekend the russian capital once again hosting the second of the four stages of the european run prix series russia set fifth for the season opening on the on last week any and leave the way ahead of spain twelve teams in all are taking part making a schedule of matches on saturday and sunday when on home turf for the young russian team is of course what they'll be aiming for but the ultimate goals lie
further in the future. you know. a lot is now being done we've worked hard to program for the russian national team as they prepare for the twenty sixth the summer olympics in rio these are the first games to feature rugby sevens tournament but our main goal now is to do thirteen when most schools teach the world cup and we hope russia will go into this event in top form and produce the best possible result. brings us to basketball where one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year has happened spanish hot prospect ricky rubio finally touching down in minneapolis after a two year wait the twenty year old evening to change the fortunes of the n.b.a.'s worst team last season. i'm to happy to hear the most important thing is next year i'm going to play for minnesota. going to try to ween to try to be a better team i'm so happy to hear india have secured
a slight advantage in their first test against the west indies the world cricket champions building up a one hundred sixty four run lead after day two of five the windies resumed their first innings at sabina park on thirty four four one trailing by two hundred twelve runs after run rush hour one was trapped l.b.w. the host looked to boris to take up the slack the twenty one year old racing to a half century before being caught i by indian captain m.s. dhoni here the windies eventually finishing all i seventy three that meant india would take a seventy three run lead into their second innings with button but the home side is seemed to understand the perils of giving the number one test season such an advantage the windies collecting an early wicket in the form of murali v.j. raul dravid would pick up the pace for india but a bit hard. and then d.e.v.'s luxman would fall in quick succession leaving the
tourists finishing the day in one thousand one for a three day three looks intriguing. and let's finish things off by getting a reminder of each and every strike the through in this past weekend in the russian premier league sixteen efforts in all finding their way past the line ending in sask in moscow staying top of the title charge sit back relax it is cool or. q. ok clinton. live.
a ten year old child victim of the russian plane crash dies in hospital bringing the number of those killed in the catastrophe to forty five. relatives of the survivors and the victims of the tupolev one three four plane crash rushed to the sites of their loved ones while the people of the republic of korea offer of flowers and prayers at the site join me for the details in a few moments. and other news the greek government survives a critical vote of confidence in its last drive in the period of protest the will of the people in the north. and a dark page in history former soviet republics mourns the millions killed in the second world war seventy years after nazi troops invaded the soviet union.
also in our business schools when we look at what russia is doing to reverse the trend of capital outflows stormin twenty one and so on from all. its three pm in moscow this is archie coming to you live i'm a nice to know why with our top story this hour a ten year old child pulled from the wreckage of the air disaster in northwest russia has died in hospital bringing the death toll to forty five doctors fought relentlessly to save the boy's life but said his injuries were too serious. at the site of the tragedy. the ten year old boy who was in the hospital here. succumbed to his injuries and he died in the hospital though there were initially three of them who were left at local hospitals because they were too fragile to the critic condition too critical for them to be flown to moscow as for the families of
the victims as well as the survivors several of them have already made it their way to get as it was while some are still on the way they do have the task of identifying those who had been killed people of bettas of course have been coming here to this site bringing flowers candles and saying mass they themselves are suffering from shock and grief at what happened but we have spoken to some of the witnesses here those who had help to save some of the people in the hardest part of the evening was hearing the cries of people who were still alive when the plane had . pulled out then we heard a man screaming. around to my house. the flames. well it's still very early stages to come up with one is theory investigators are still working on the case. they have had some initial theories based on physical effort.