Stalin vs. the Red Army

The most catastrophic war in human history launched at the break of dawn on 22 June 1941 when German-led Axis ground forces crossed into the Soviet Union from Poland, effectively negating the Molotov/Ribbentrop Pact of nonaggression. Known to history as Operation: Barbarossa, the casualties in numbers legitimize the alleged remark by Joseph Stalin to U.S. ambassador Averill Harriman that, “The…