Just before dawn on the 22 June 1941 a massive artillery barrage heralded 'Operation Barbarossa' - Hitler's assault on the Soviet Union. Within hours the Panzers were thrusting deep into enemy territory at the start of a gargantuan struggle whose intensity was not equalled by any other Second World War theatre of war.This programme shows how, despite startling initial successes, the German war machine was fought to a standstill by the Red Army.* How Russia was invaded * The Panzer thrusts* The Red Army fights back* Disaster at Stalingradmoreless
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