eastern front

  1. Brian Ghilliotti

    What if Hitler sped up development and production of the STG-44 assault rife?

    If Hitler sped up the development of the STG 44 assault rifle, so it's final version was introduced to the battlefield earlier than 1944, could it have affected the outcome of the Eastern Front? If so, how? My position is that the Soviets would have quickly developed their own assault rifle...
  2. Whiteshore

    Would a Second Great Purge have occured if Moscow and/or Stalingrad had fallen?

    If the Germans had taken either Moscow or Stalingrad (or both), would Stalin have ordered a Second Great Purge of his officers once he learns of the fall of said cities due to his paranoia akin to what he did in the "Anglo/American-Nazi War"? If so, how much would the Soviet officer corp have...
  3. AHC: Soviets encircle the Germans as much as the Germans encircled the Soviets

    With the latest possible POD, what has to change in the Red Army to allow the Soviets to encircle German divisions as often as, or more often than the reverse? If possible, to the extent that the Soviet army gains a reputation for always encircling its enemies, a reputation which survives...
  4. History Learner

    Fall Blau - Is a rethinking in order?

    (Fair warning, this is long with large quotations of text from books) The Third Reich winning Stalingrad (Or more accurately, the overall Case Blue offensive) has long been a staple in Alternate History at large and, to be expected, on these forums as well. The general consensus, whenever one...
  5. Peabody-Martini

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.
    Threadmarks: Part 1 Chapter 1

    Chapter One 28th February, 1916 Verdun Front, France “I thought I told you not to look” The Surgeon told Emil Holz as he was cleaning the gash that ran from his elbow to his shoulder that had been made by a French bayonet. “If this gets infected the man who did this might as well have got you...
  6. Fallen on the March - the world after a German victory at Stalingrad
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: Case Blue and the Fall of Stalingrad, May-November 1942.

    Lo and behold my newest creation. Fallen on the March Chapter I: Case Blue and the Fall of Stalingrad, May-November 1942. Case Blue (Fall Blau in German) was the Wehrmacht’s codename for its plan for a 1942 strategic summer offensive to take place between June and November. The operation was...
  7. WI: Hungary doesn't attack the Soviet Union

    In 1941 June 26 unidentified aircrafts conducted an airstrike on the Hungarian city of Kassa, which led the Hungarian declaration of war upon the Soviet Union. The attack was blamed on the Soviet Union, even though the true identity of the attacking nation has never been established. Let's say...
  8. AHC: mobile WWI

    How could the stalemate and attrition of the Western Front from September 1914 to March 1918 be avoided? Could technology or tactics change to allow a mobile war? Or could changes to the political landscape allow for manuever?
  9. What if Chemical Weapons were used in WWII?

    Say the Germans use chemical weapons at Kursk or Stalingrad. Would large scale gas warfare win the eastern front for the Germans? Also, would chemical weapons be used on British and German cities in bombing raids? If this did happen, would contamination from British anthrax bombs prove a serious...
  10. WI: The Germans halt their advance to Moscow

    Okay in this ATL, let's say the Hitler and the German High Command realize around Oct-November 1941, they realize that the Soviet Union isn't going to collapse anytime soon as they saw, and halt their lines before even going upon the Soviet capital and then after improving the logistical...
  11. How Serious Would The Lose of Moscow Have Been to the USSR in 1941?

    Suppose that the Germans had been able to capture Moscow before the end of 1941. How serious a blow would this have been to the Soviet Union?
  12. WI: Georgy Malenkov instead of Beria in charge of the NKVD

    Considering Malenkov was initially favor to succeed Yezhov in 1940, what would happen if he did? According to the bio of him at the Cold War Museum How his relationship with Beria progress? Would they remain syncretic rivals/frenemies? In terms of the Eastern Front, would Malenkov make a...
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