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Hitler's Last Gamble: How the Battle of Kursk Sealed Nazi Germany's Fate

Daniel L. Davis Security, Europe Had the Germans succeeded in grounding down the Russians while retaining their fighting strength, they still wouldn’t have won the war, but they might have succeeded in creating a stalemate. In 1939, and again in 1940, Adolf Hitler ignored the advice of his cautious generals and decisively ordered bold, creative plans to invade Poland and France, respectively.
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