Crossing the Rubicon: Soviet Plans for Offensive War in 1940–1941

  title={Crossing the Rubicon: Soviet Plans for Offensive War in 1940–1941},
  author={Evan Mawdsley},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={818 - 865}
  • E. Mawdsley
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • History
  • The International History Review
S OME SIXTY YEARS after the event, the outbreak of the war between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia remains controversial. In par­ ticular, historians continue to argue about the objectives of Joseph Stalin's foreign policy in 1939-41, and more narrowly, the in­ tentions of the Red Army. Both sensational and scholarly works have been published. Right-wing German historians have argued for some time as did Adolf Hider himself on the very day of the invasion, 22 June 1941that Operation Barbarossa… 
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