Exploring History
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Exploring History

The Russian Who Destroyed More Axis Tanks Than Anyone Else in WWII

A prolific fighter killed too soon

In June, 1941 Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surprised the Soviet Union by launching an all out invasion. The campaign was dubbed Operation Barbarossa and it took the world by surprise. Many had suspected that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union would inevitably come to blows but no one had expected it…

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