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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
The most pressing problems at the moment are England and... the East. As regards the latter, the main question is how to deal Russia a military blow which will force her to recognize Germany's preponderant role in Europe.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler [as summarized in General Halder's diary]
Britain's hope lies in Russia and the United States. If Russia drops out of the picture America, too, is lost for Britain, because elimination of Russia would tremendously increase Japan's power in the Far East. Russia is the Far Eastern sword of Britain and the United States pointed at Japan. Russia is the factor upon which Britain is relying most. Something must have happened in London! With Russia smashed, Britain's last hope would be shattered. Germany will then be master of Europe and the Balkans. Decision: Russia's destruction must therefore be made a part of this struggle. Spring 1941. The sooner Russia is crushed, the better. Attack achieves its purpose only if Russian state can be shattered to its roots with one blow. Holding part of the country will not do. Standing still for the following winter would be perilous. Resolute determination to eliminate Russia.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
The German armed forces must be prepared, even before the conclusion of the war with England, to crush Soviet Russia in one rapid campaign.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
When Operation Barbarossa is launched, the world will hold its breath!
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
You only have to kick the door in and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler [letter to Mussolini]
I have made the hardest decision of my life.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler [letter to Mussolini]
I again feel spiritually free. The partnership with the Soviet Union, in spite of the complete sincerity and efforts to bring about a final conciliation, was nevertheless often very irksome to me, for in some way or another it seemed to me to be a break with my whole origin, my concepts, and my former obligations.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
At the beginning of each campaign, one pushes a door into a dark, unseen room. One can never know what is hiding inside.
 


Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
 


Marshal Timoshenko

Marshal Timoshenko
Our troops must hurl themselves with all their means and energy against the enemy and annihilate them in all places where they have violated our frontiers.
 


Josef Goebbels

Josef Goebbels
We must win, and quickly.
 


General Franz Halder

General Franz Halder
It is no exaggeration to say that the Russian campaign has been won in fourteen days.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
What matters is that Bolshevism be exterminated.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
Moscow must disappear from the earth's surface as soon as its riches have been brought to shelter.
 


General Franz Halder

General Franz Halder
The enemy is putting up a fierce and fanatical fight.
 


Joseph Stalin

Stalin
The Red Army must be purged of all unreliable units.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
Had I known they had as many tanks as that, I'd have thought twice before invading.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler [wanting to focus on the southern front instead of Moscow]
My Generals know nothing about the economic aspects of war.
 


Erich von MansteinOKH [Army High Command] on the other hand rightly contended that the conquest and retention of these undoubtedly important strategic areas depended on first defeating the Red Army. The main body of the latter, they argued, would be met on the road to Moscow.
 


Joseph Stalin

Stalin
Moscow will be defended to the last.
 


Joseph Stalin

Stalin
If they want a war of extermination, they will have one.
 





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