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  • Syria and Lebanon
    Sunday Jun 8, 1941

    World War II

    Syria–Lebanon campaign

    Syria and Lebanon
    Sunday Jun 8, 1941

    Between June and July, United Kingdom invaded and occupied the French possessions Syria and Lebanon (8 June – 14 July 1941), with the assistance of the Free French.




  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Joseph Stalin

    Hitler launched an invasion

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    On 22 June 1941, Hitler launched an invasion of the Soviet Union.




  • Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Adolf Hitler

    Contravening the Hitler–Stalin Non-Aggression Pact

    Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    On 22 June 1941, contravening the Hitler–Stalin Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, over 3 million Axis troops attacked the Soviet Union.




  • Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Francisco Franco

    Invasion of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    When the invasion of the Soviet Union began on 22 June 1941, Franco's foreign minister Ramón Serrano Suñer immediately suggested the formation of a unit of military volunteers to join the invasion. Volunteer Spanish troops fought on the Eastern Front under German command from 1941 to 1944.




  • U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Winston Churchill

    Operation Barbarossa

    U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Hitler launched his invasion of the Soviet Union on Sunday, 22 June 1941. It was no surprise to Churchill, who had known since early April, from Enigma decrypts at Bletchley Park, that the attack was imminent. He had tried to warn General Secretary Joseph Stalin via the British ambassador to Moscow, Stafford Cripps, but to no avail, as Stalin did not trust Churchill. The night before the attack, already intending an address to the nation, Churchill alluded to his hitherto anti-communist views by saying to Colville: "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would at least make a favorable reference to the Devil".




  • Yugoslavia
    Friday Jun 27, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    Commander in Chief of all project national liberation military forces

    Yugoslavia
    Friday Jun 27, 1941

    On 27 June 1941, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia appointed Tito Commander in Chief of all project national liberation military forces.




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