[Barbarossa] Would an Earlier Date made a Difference?

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* References *.

David M. Glantz Jonathan M. House: When Titans Clashed – How the Red Army stopped Hitler.

There are lots of remarks and remarks that mention that if the Operation Barbarossa would have begun about a month earlier, it would have achieved success or a minimum of that Moscow might have been taken. In this video I will take a look at some other details and the basic claim, like German losses, attrition of equipment, logistical circumstance and the total exhaustion of the German Army.

* Sources *.

Müller, Rolf-Dieter; Ueberschär, Gerd R.: Hitlers Krieg im Osten 1941-1945 – Ein Forschungsbericht.

Glantz: The Soviet-German War 1941-1945: Realities and misconceptions: A Survey Essay.

Kriegstagebuch Halder.

( 3) The meeting in mid November 1941 was the meeting at Orsha. (S. 95; Hitlers Krieg im Osten; Ueberschär; also Glantz).

( 1) Numbers of men are mainly from Müller-Hillebrand, Burkhart: Das Heer – Band 3 and some are from Glantz.

Müller-Hillebrand, Burkhart: Das Heer – Band 3 – 1941-1945.

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( 2) Numbers of tanks are from Müller-Hillebrand, Burkhart: Das Heer – Band 3 (Anhang/Appendix 22).