94. END GAME 1944: HOW STALIN WON THE WAR

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94. END GAME 1944: HOW STALIN WON THE WAR
Peter Caddick-Adams, James Holland, Michael Neiberg, Jonathan Dimbleby
Saturday 29th June 10:00 (60 Min)
Hiscox Tent
Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, Jonathan Dimbleby will no longer be able to join us in person at the festival.

Instead, we will be screening a 20-minute specially recorded conversation between Jonathan Dimbleby and James Holland. Following this, James Holland, Professor Michael Neiberg, of the US Army War College, and Dr Peter Caddick-Adams, will discuss the final phases of the war against Nazi Germany in 1945.

For three years, following the onslaught of the German Army during Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, the Red Army had retreated, eventually fighting the German army to a stalemate. Following the breaking of the German siege of Leningrad in January 1944, Stalin and his generals launched Operation Bagration, during which more than two million Red Army soldiers began an offensive, pushing west. The results were almost immediate and devastating. Within three weeks, Army Group Centre, the core of the German Army, had lost 28 of its 32 divisions. The end of the Second World War had begun, enabling Stalin to dictate the terms of the post-war settlement and laying the foundations for the Cold War.

Event Theme: Conflict
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