Many second world war myths have followed World War 2. Hoaxes, politics, and propaganda could fuel them. These myths are so strong that they even present these days. These intense passions have been aroused by the conflict that touched people to be it directly or indirectly and still prevail even today. Due to this, the myths of the second world war are persisting. Even after the war, the contents that are in the Hitler Diaries remain the same.
The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact Of The Second World War Harmed The USSR
The 1939 German-Soviet Nonaggression Treaty, was also called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The myth says that it was signed a week before the Germans invaded Poland. It is said that this was disastrous for the USSR, though Stalin proved it wrong by trusting Hitler so that Hitler could honour the agreement. He ignored the warnings of the near German attack in 1941. It was the pact’s fault and not of Stalin’s. This pact served the interests of the Soviets though they did not make the best use out of it. They were better if they were signed off.
From the perspective of the Western and Polish, the pact of Molotov-Ribbentrop was disastrous. It made sense from the perspective of the Soviets. During the Munich Crisis, the Western Powers had made their unreliability. It reveals more dislike for Hitler than with Stalin. To defeat Czechoslovakia, the Soviets made solid offers, but the permission to march through Poland to reach Czechoslovakia was refused by the Poles. In contrast, Britain and France negotiated to be appeasing with Hitler though that was done half-heartedly.
The USSR had something to offer both the sides after the Munich. Negotiation was made by the Germans and had made attractive offers though Britain and France did not. Though the force that the Poles saw can physically come to their defence, was short-sighted.
In This Germany Could Have Invaded Britain Successfully
The myth that follows the invasion of Germany was supposed to be stopped because of the winter in Russia. It would have been successful if it had started a month or earlier than the date it was launched which is June 22, 1941. The reason that it did not start early was a myth. It was actually because of Hitler who got engaged in the Balkans and invaded Greece and Yugoslavia in April 1941. This is one of the reasons for the delay in Operation Barbarossa. The first myth is that it gives the vague reason of winter to stop the German advance. The other factors, like the resistance of the fierce Soviet. The overextension of the supply of the German lines to get deeper into the USSR. And before the first snowstorm, the Germans had already stopped because of the autumn rains.