Invasion of Europe

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Invasion of Europe

Hitler's address to the Reichstag, April 26, plainly implied the existence of difficulties and dissension within Germany and at the same time carried a virtual admission that the Nazi campaign against Russia might be prolonged into next winter. A few days later Rome allowed release of reports of internal unrest in Italy. Whether the Axis purpose in thus creating an impression of weakness was to try to convince advocates of the opening of a second front in Western Europe that they might as well let Russia finish the job single-handed, or whether, on the contrary, it was to tempt the Allies into a premature attempt to launch an offensive in the west, the actual effect was to stimulate demands in Britain and ...

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