Germany moves to a war footing
29 July 1942: German soldiers on home leave discover that much has changed - but have to be careful what they say when asked about the war
Germany had resisted the commitment to a full ‘war economy’ until early 1942. Hitler’s plan for a quick victory over Soviet Russia in 1941 had failed. Now the Nazis were facing up to a much longer war, even if their propaganda machine would not admit it. The losses on the Eastern front had far exceeded expectat…
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