By Steven J. Zaloga
On 22 June 1944, 3 years to the day after Germany's 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union, the purple military introduced a big offensive in Byelorussia. Codenamed 'Operation Bagration', this crusade climaxed 5 weeks later with the purple military on the gates of Warsaw. The Wehrmacht's military workforce Centre was once routed, a complete of 17 Wehrmacht divisions have been totally destroyed, and over 50 different German divisions have been shattered. It was once the main calamitous defeat of the German military in international struggle II.
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Quoted from a report on Seni’s speech found in 371-31862-3933 in F 1341, PRO. Remer to Donovan, 31 December 1941, Reel 60, M1642, USNA. Donovan has been the subject of biographies, including Anthony Cave Brown, The Last Hero (New York, 1982) and Richard Dunlop, Donovan: America’s Master Spy (Chicago, 1982). An authoritative account of the emergence of COI is found in Thomas F. Troy, Donovan and the CIA (Washington, 1981), 23–70. Also, see Bradley F. Smith, The Shadow Warriors (New York, 1983), 3–94.
Had remarked to Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau: You and the Danish Minister and the President and I are building a Denmark in our heads for the time being . . we’re just arranging there’s going to be a Denmark existing somewhere . . 10 Lacking a valuable asset comparable to Greenland to bring to the table, Seni, from the first day of the war, viewed the formation of an active Free Thai movement in the USA as the best hope for gaining credit with the Allies. 11 Seni called on Berle on 11 December to express his willingness to break with his government and propose blaming the lack of Thai resistance on Premier Phibun’s treachery.
It remained 37 38 Interview with Sala Thasanon (Dasananda), Bangkok, 14 July 1993. , Folder 1, Box 232, Entry 210, RG 226, USNA; interview with Prince Chakraphan Pensiri, Bangkok, 9 July 1993; and interview with Bunrot (Boonrod) Binson, Bangkok, 13 July 1993. 39 As it became clear that the majority of the students would remain, Seni turned his attention to the Thai students in Great Britain. Like their counterparts in America, the majority did not wish to be repatriated to a Japanese-dominated homeland, but they had received neither help nor sympathy from the Thai minister in London.