FoB169 The Invader meets The Backstabber
A senior German officer shakes hand with one of his Soviet opposite numbers. Friendly for the moment… in June 1941 all that will change when ‘Operation Barbarossa’ erupts!
In August 1939, the ‘German-Soviet Pact’ was signed which among other points stated, in secret, that Poland was to be partitioned between the two countries. This enabled Germany to attack Poland on September 1, 1939, with no fear of any Soviet intervention.
On September 17, just over two weeks later the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland and within days met up with their advancing German ‘partners-in-crime’ from the West. Instantly Poland was dismembered and a reign of terror began…