Tuesday, February 25, 2014

General Staff at war

The bombing of Moscow grew in intensity. Alerts were sounded nearly every night. Sometimes bombs fell quite close to the General Staff. The shelter in the basement, though quite unsuitable, now had to be used for work as well. Soon the decision was taken that the General Staff should spend the night in Byelorusskaya Underground Station, where a command post and communications centre had been fitted out. More >>>

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Why Norway?

On 9 April 1940, when Nazi Germany without declaration of war attacked Denmark and Norway, it was not the form of attack that surprised the world's public opinion; after all, the invasion of Poland had demonstrated that the Third Reich was breaking international laws unscrupulously. It was the direction of the new aggression that was beyond the comprehension of an average bread-winner. Why Norway, a country of 3 million people, located in the outskirts of the European continent, and maintaining the policy of strict neutrality, became a victim of the brutal and unprovoked aggression? More >>>