Saturday, March 18, 2017
More extracts with my commentary WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPLETE WORLD WAR II The Coverage of the Entire Conflict" Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
"INVASION OF RUSSIA IS DENIED BY REICH"
"Berlin Spokesman Admits 'Flood of Rumors' - - No Border Clashes"
"BERLIN, Jun 19, 1941 - - Authorized Nazi spokesmen denied flatly today that a German invasion or Russia had started or that border clashes had occurred, although they admitted that a 'tremendous flood of rumors' had burst out concerning Nazi-Soviet relations."
20 June 1941.
"BIG ARMIES MASS ON 'EASTERN FRONT'"
"All Along Russian Frontiers Troop Movements Suggest Clash May Be Near."
22 June 1941
By C.L. Sulzberger Wireless to The New York Times
"ANKARA, Turkey, June 21 - - The strange marriage of convenience between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany, even if reaffirmed by some startling but now unforeseen development, seemed as close to the breaking point this week as at any time since it was cemented tin August, 1939."
"HITLER SAYS ARMY HOLD REICH'S FATE"
"Order of Day Tells Troops of 'Hard and Momentous' Struggle Now Begun"
By Telephone to The New York Times
23 June 1941.
"BERLIN, June 22 - - With the advance into Russia by the Reich's armed forces at the sunrise hour today, the political, military and economic liaison between Berlin and Moscow came to a spectacular end"
ARMIES ARE ALWAYS MASSING! RUMORS BUT IN THIS INSTANCE MUCH MORE THAN RUMORS!
Stalin repeatedly warned by various sources THAT THE GERMAN WAS GOING TO ATTACK! Forewarning supposed to bring advantage. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE ON 22 JUNE 1941!