Episode 460: A 2 Ep Special! Interview w/ Mike Croissant, Bombing Hitler’s Home & Defying the Odds: The Soviets versus Romania

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Posted On March 27, 2024

A 2 Episode Special! First, an interview w/ Mike Croissant, author of Bombing Hitler’s Hometown. Then, before the Siege of Odessa began, a small Soviet offensive took place against Romania, which explains why the Axis right flank was so slow. But in the end, the Soviet Rifle divisions are ordered to pull back. As for the southern end of Barbarossa, Odessa would be the next target and even harder to crack.

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