- Jul 31, 2018
This was over two months before Barabarossa. Obviously Britain and the USSR were not allies at the time. In fact given the USSRs support for Germany they were indirect adversaries.Because Hitler was preparing for the largest military operation in history in spring 1941. If the British were making peace approaches at the same time it might be inferred they were doing so in order to encourage him along the path of attacking the USSR.