Icebreaker – Who Started the Second World War?


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Viktor Suvorov, author of over a dozen books on the inner workings of the Soviet military apparatus, from the Red Army to the Spetsnaz, put forward the earth shattering thesis in his work ‘Icebreaker’ that Hitler’s invasion of the USSR in 1941 was a pre-emptive strike designed to cut the legs out from under a Russian military machine that was gearing up to invade Europe and then the world. Although highly controversial in places like America, where the people are taught from birth about the triumph of WWII and the necessity of the conflict against Nazi Germany, Suvorov’s thesis has garnered much acclaim in many parts of Europe and even Russia, where the proximity to the reign of terror imposed by the Soviet regime still echoes and people look to explain why the allies seemed to unite with one of the most deadly empires the world has ever seen.

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The Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 127 – Icebreaker – Who Started the Second World War?

— References —

– Inside the Soviet Army, Suvorov (1982)
– Spetsnaz – The Story Behind the Soviet SAS, Suvorov (1987)
– Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War?, Suvorov (1990) [Russian version 1985]
– M-Day, Suvorov (1994)
– The Last Republic, Suvorov (1997)
– General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book, Shipman (2008) –
– Stalin’s War of Extermination, 1941-1945, Hoffmann (2001)
– The Chief Culprit, Suvorov (2013)
– Hellstorm, Goodrich (2014)
– The Ukraine in Turmoil, Red Ice (2014) –
– American Pravda: When Stalin Almost Conquered Europe, Unz (2018) –
– Holodomor – Harvest of Sorrow, Myth of the 20th Century (2018) –
– Operation Barbarossa – The Invasion of the Soviet Union, Myth of the 20th Century (2018) –
– Spetsnaz – The Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces, Myth of the 20th Century (2019) –
– American Pravda: How Hitler Saved the Allies, Unz (2019) –
– Vladimir Bukovsky Trial –

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