The day Hitler attacked the Soviet Union – level 1


It is June 22, 1941. German planes fly to Russia. The planes send bombs on cities in Russia. On the ground, 3 million German soldiers go to Russia.

The Germans want to control three important places. They want to control Leningrad, Moscow, and the oil fields at the Caspian Sea.

In the beginning, the Germans go very quickly. After some time, they meet more and more Russians. The Russians fight back. They stop the German soldiers. The Germans can’t continue. Leningrad, Moscow, and the oil fields are safe.

In 1943, the situation starts to change because the Russians start to be very strong. The Russians push the Germans back to Germany.

In May 1945, the Russians come to Berlin. The Russians win the war.

Difficult words: oil (the black material which people get from under the ground), safe (not in danger).

What impact did the Russian Army's resistance to the German invasion have on the outcome of World War II?


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