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Closing the Ring 

The Western Allies secure supply routes that will allow them to enter Germany, and the Ardennes counter-offensive fails. The Red Army advances rapidly, and Stalin shows uses the war for Empire-building. The SS implements the Holocaust.

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The Western Allies secure supply routes that will allow them to enter Germany, and the Ardennes counter-offensive fails. The Red Army advances rapidly, and Stalin shows uses the war for Empire-building. The SS implements the Holocaust.

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No whitewashing
1 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A great number of "summaries" of World War II, as well as Hollywood movies like "The Pianist", prefer to omit Stalin's ruthless and calculated decision of letting the Poles fighting for their liberation in Warsaw be mercilessly slaughtered by the SS. I commend this show for telling the obvious: the Red Army did not "run out of steam" in their offensive just outside the Polish capital. They sat and waited for the massacre to be completed so that the Polish Home Army would not be a viable option against a Soviet puppet regime in post-War Poland. The Katyn massacre is also mentioned, just in case Stalin's plans for Poland are not clear enough.


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