- Friday, May 08, 2015
- Alan Woods
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazism and fascism in Europe, 6 days after the Soviet Red Army took Berlin. The shattered remains of the German forces fought their way out of Berlin to the west so that they could surrender to US forces instead of to the Red Army.
Bourgeois propagandists and historians make the claim that the Allied D-Day invasion of France was the key event of WWII in Europe, but it was the Soviet Union that withstood the brunt of the Wermacht’s assault, and then pushed the German Army back across Eastern Europe in the greatest military advance in history.
To help set this record straight, we republish today Alan Woods’ 2013 article marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad, the beginning of the end for Hitler and Nazism.