On Sunday morning 22 June 1941, Adolf Hitler launched the greatest land campaign in world history: Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. This was total war without match, stupefying in its dimension, horrendous in its cruelty, harrowing in its degradation. Hitler committed his armies to a war of subjugation, to an ideological crusade gainst"Jewish-Bolshevism" and to racial war against Slav "subhumans".
In the course of "The Great Patriotic War 1941-1945", the Soviet Union mobilized 29,574,900 men. Wartime turnover in manpower amounted to 21,700,000. During 1,418 days of barbarized warfare, bereft of any legal or moral constraints, the Red Army's battlefield losses
were more than half those 21 million, 11,440,100 men put permanently out of action. Almost one million men were variously convicted: 376,300 charged with desertion and 422,700 sentenced to service in penal battalions, or strafbats, assigned to the most dangerous sectors. Civilians were not spared. German rule in occupied territory took the lives of some 16,350,000 citizens, shot, starved, neglected, or murdered in concentration camps. More than two million were deported for slave labour in the Reich. Soviet soldiers and civilians
shared a combined death toll of 27-28 million souls.
Each minute of this war cost 9-10 lives, each hour 587, each day 14,000. Savage partisan
warfare and ferocious German retribution compounded the horrors. Huge hunks of fronts disintegrated. Entire armies vanished, some to reappear later, others with fatal damage. Between 1941 and 1943, the Wehrmacht destroyed almost a third of 570 Soviet rifle divisions. The Red Army finally destroyed, disabled or captured 607 Axis divisions, at great cost to itself in men and machines: 96,500 tanks, 106,400 aircraft and 317,000 guns. Anglo-American armies fighting in North Africa, Italy and Western Europe destroyed 176 enemy divisions.
What Boris Pasternak called the "naked power of evil" had been unleashed. The cost to perpetrator and victim of first suppressing and then exorcising it was visited on the wartime generation and also on their descendants, mindful of inconsolable grief and ineluctable sorrows.
From here it begins Lost Victories project. It is about creating a virtual recreation of the cruel combat, in which the player gets submerged in all what this meant. By using a realism never seen before thanks to Unreal Engine 3.0 technology ( now Using, VBS 2 ) and a great human team we will be able to develop our project.
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If you are interested in work with us, contact with me : firstname.lastname@example.org. We need skilled modellers, mappers, and level designers.
Castellano : Este proyecto se esta desarrollando inicialmente en Castellano, y todos los que participamos en el somos Españoles o Latinoamericanos. Si estas interesado en aportar tu experiencia o habilidades a nuestro equipo, contacta.
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We are working on a new logo for the Mod. Carlos Castro have many days working on the emblema of the project. You can find it on Media Section.
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