For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the conflicts that occurred on the Eastern Front during World War 2. The size and scope of it is beyond my comprehension. Conflict stretching from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea, from Stalingrad in the East to Vienna in the West. Millions of people fought and died in these four years, not just Germans and Russians, but Finish, Romanian, Italian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Polish, among a host of nationalities. It was a conflict that drew combatants from all across Europe and Asia but was not limited to military combatants. It drew civilian and military alike into the conflict. It was a conflict, the likes of which I hope is never seen again.
I want to understand how this war was fought. I would like to understand not just the why but the how, and what occured to the best of my ability. To this end, I will ask questions, seek insights, and hope that the community at large can assist me in finding answers that will hopefully shed some insight on how, why, and who fought in this conflict.
Thank you for your time, and I hope that these questions, comments, and posts I put forth inspire, entertain, and inform you.