E126 - Barbarossa

Jun 22, 08:37 AM
June 2021 
 
Eighty years ago in June 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in what Hitler hoped would be a lightning campaign to destroy Bolshevism and provide ‘living space’ for his empire in the east. 
 
The result was four years of brutal conflict which shaped the world we live in today.
 
What did the codebreakers at Bletchley Park know about the Germans’ plans of attack? Was Stalin warned? And how did the war in the east play out at BP?
 
In this It Happened Here episode we are joined by our Research Historian Dr David Kenyon to tell us more about the signals intelligence picture on the eastern front.
 
Special thanks go to Dr Ben Thompson for voicing our archival documents.
 
Image: Public Domain
 
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