Operation Barbarossa: Overview of the Forces Involved and the Axis Objectives
The Axis invasion of the USSR in 1941 was a massive historical event and consequently its scale is difficult to imagine. In order to simplify matters slightly, and give the reader an idea of the scale and the sequence of key events, this historical description is divided into two distinct time periods.
The Period 22nd June to 5th August 1941
The Period 6th August to 30 September 1941
The Belligerent’s Forces, June-July 1941
For more detailed information on the forces involved refer to The Belligerent’s Forces, June-July 1941*
* The detailed information presented here is from the Soviet and German FILARM model (research) used in ‘Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Statistical Collation and Military Simulation’.