A warning dear readers; this chapter will haunt you, it will leave you with a sense of unease and two inescapable questions:
What if Hitler had not invaded the USSR at that hour on June 22, 1941?
Why have establishment historians deliberately discounted new evidence made available decade after decade post World War II?
At times John Wear masterfully creates the tension of an excellent espionage novel while presenting a vast amount of informative and technical details. By framing the opening of Chapter 1 – The Chief Culprit, through the eyes of a Soviet intelligence defector, Wear allows us readers to reconsider and re-examine this pivotal event in our history as a ‘crime scene’ with new forensic evidence. The weight of evidence emerging post WWII and post the USSR, that evidence, so lightly and consistently dismissed by establishment historians, screams for a re-trial and reexamination of the narrative.
One begins to wonder; why are establishment historian’s so fearful of presenting their work in a historical Court of Appeal? Is there a secret modern day Gulag for historians who correctly and professionally revise the WWII narrative based on newly available documented evidence? Do they become sidelined to irrelevancy and poverty?
This chapter will both haunt you and crystallize some quiet doubts you have held about the WWII narrative.
Extract from Germany’s War: The Origins, Aftermath & Atrocities of WWII
Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, is widely interpreted by historians as an unprovoked act of aggression by Germany. p15
The Soviet archives show that the Soviet Union had amassed the largest, most powerful, and best equipped army in history. As we shall see in the following discussion, the Soviet Union was on the verge of launching a massive military offensive against all of Europe. Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union was a desperate preemptive attack that prevented the Soviet Union from conquering all of Europe. p15
….The third Five Year Plan that began in 1937 had as its goal the production of military weapons of very high quality in enormous quantities. The Soviet Union under Stalin was highly successful in achieving its goals, and produced superior military weapons on a grandiose scale. For example, the Chelyabinsk tractor factory was completed in the Urals, and similar to Uralvagonzavod this factory was built in such away that it could begin producing tanks at any time. The Chelybinsk tractor factory was called Tankograd during the course of the war. It built not only the medium T-34 tanks, but also the heavy IS and KV tank classes.
A third gigantic factory, Uralmash, was built not far away in Sverdlovsk. This factory is among the top 10 engineering factories in the world. The Soviet net of steel-casting factories was greatly expanded in order to supply these three giant factories in the Urals. Magnitogorsk, a city of metallurgists, was built in addition to a huge plant the main output of which was steel armor. In Stalingrad, a tractor factory was also built that in reality was primarily for producing tanks. Automobile, motor, aviation, and artillery factories were also erected at the same time.
The most powerful aviation factory in the world was built in the Russian Far East. The city Komsomolsk-na-Amure was built in order to service this factory. Both the factory and the city were built according to American designs and furnished with the most modern American equipment. The American engineers sent to Komsomolsk to install the equipment were astounded by the scope of the construction.
One secret of Soviet success in building its military was the use of terror to control the Soviet population… The Soviets planned in advance the number of prisoners that would be needed for the next year, and would place an order in advance with the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) to obtain the needed workers. pp19-20