Hitler: A Strategy of Failure
Adolf Hitler, considered himself to be the world's greatest military strategist - superior even to Napoleon Bonaparte - and early Blitzkrieg successes could be said to easily confirm this assertion. So why did the Nazis lose the war? Hitler also made colossal strategic military blunders: Dunkirk, Operation Barbarossa and many others that were ultimately a strategy of failure.
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- Ch 354Great Tank BattlesThe third episode opens with Rommel's second offensive in North Africa. The following summer the German offensive at Kharkov and the subsequent push past the River Don towards Volga and Stalingrad, later the scene of Germany's first major defeat - The Battle of Stalingrad. The scene is switched to North Africa following the continuous battle between the British 8th Army, the Desert Rats.Operation Plunder The Rhine CrossingBritish planes bomb Brunswick, Germany, and British and Canadian soldiers fight in Holland. Part 2 shows how harbor facilities made in England were used in the Normandy invasion. A storm damages the harbor but unloading continues. Part 3, Aachen, Germany, is taken by U.S. troops after a heavy artillery barrage. German citizens are removed from the battle areas.