(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
Glaring Facts about
20 million Soviet soldiers and people lost
their lives. In 1418 days of war the Soviet Union
lost nine lives every minute, 857 every hour and 14,000 lives a day.
Guardian, published on January 1,
1970, when the secret foreign office archives were made public after
statutory period of 30 years said, "the cabinet papers for 1939,
this morning show that the second world war would not have started that
had the Chamberlain government accepted or understood Russian advice
alliance between Britain, France and the Soviet Union would prevent war
Hitler would not risk a conflict against the powers on two fronts."
Harry Truman later became both the Vice-President and the President of
The day after Hitler attacked Soviet Union he said "If we see that Germany is winning we should help the
and if Russia
is winning we should help the Germans and that way let them kill as
possible" (The New York Times, June 24, 1941).
greatest military march in world
history" as Hitler declared, advanced 600 km into the Soviet Union within a fortnight. Winston
Churchill wrote in his memoirs
"almost all responsible military opinion held that the Russian army
soon defeated and largely destroyed." Soon the world was amazed when Moscow admitted
after nine weeks of war as including 7,500 guns, 4,500 planes and 5000
British war journalist observed, "an army that could still fight must
had the biggest or the second biggest supply".
German soldiers, in Istra near Moscow,
wrote on the walls "Farewell Moscow we are
off to Berlin," the Soviet soldiers
below, "We will get to Berlin
too." This they did. The red flag unfurled atop the German Reichstag on
April 30, 1945. It was not the USA
or Britain or France but the Soviet
that lowered the fascist flag.