By Jonathan Walker
A research of 1 of the good "what if"s of modern times—Churchill's proposed invasion of the Soviet Union as global struggle II drew to a close
As the struggle in Europe entered its ultimate months, the area teetered at the fringe of a 3rd global struggle. whereas Soviet forces smashed their method into Berlin, Churchill ordered British army planners to arrange the pinnacle mystery Operation Unthinkable—the plan for an Allied invasion of the Soviet Union on July 1, 1945. utilizing united states, British, and varnish forces, the invasion may reclaim japanese Europe for the West. The plan known as for using the atomic bomb and Nazi troops if necessary—highly debatable, because the actual volume of the Holocaust was once changing into clear. This haunting research of the struggle that so approximately used to be outlines the motivations in the back of Churchill's plan, the logistics of launching an unlimited attack opposed to an enemy who had bested Hitler, power sabotage by way of Polish communists, and no matter if the Allies may have succeeded. good supported by means of quite a lot of basic assets from the Polish Underground Museum examine belief, Sikorski Institute, nationwide records, and Imperial battle Museum, it is a attention-grabbing perception into the upheaval as global warfare II drew to a detailed and the Allies' distrust of the Soviet Union that will blossom into the chilly War.