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On the Eve of
the Great Patriotic War
September 1, 1939 – June 22, 1941
Message from Soviet People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs L. Beria to J. Stalin about German aerial bombardments of cities and military and civil targets on Polish territory
2 September 1939
Russian State Archive of Contemporary History
Coll. 3, ser. 50, fold. 410, ff. 5–8.
Directive of the Wehrmacht High Command of the Army regarding the strategic concentration and deployment of troops in ‘Operation Barbarossa’
31 January 1941
Russian State Military Archive
coll. 1280k, ser. 2, fold. 26, ff. 14–22.
Copy. In German