First of all I would like to note that the counter offensive near Moscow in December 1941 is something personal for me. My Grandfather as a cavalryman in Siberian Dovator dvision took part in it and was badly wounded (later he was killed during the Stalingrad battle).I didn't say that the soviet union would capitulate, I said that the supplies and intervention from the west would tilt the balance to the Germans, take Moscow since you mention it,
"According to research by a team of Soviet historians, the Soviet Union lost a staggering 20,500 tanks from June 22 to December 31, 1941. At the end of November 1941, only 670 Soviet tanks were available to defend Moscow—that is, in the recently formed Kalinin, Western, and Southwestern Fronts. Only 205 of these tanks were heavy or medium types, and most of their strength was concentrated in the Western Front, with the Kalinin Front having only two tank battalions (67 tanks) and the Southwestern Front two tank brigades (30 tanks).
Researchers also estimate that British-supplied tanks made up 30 to 40 percent of the entire heavy and medium tank strength of Soviet forces before Moscow at the beginning of December 1941, "
Quote from Historynet.
Whether the Germans could have capitalised on your shortages is open to speculation, they may have won the battle of Moscow and Russia might have sued for peace or they might not, but it would have been a much harder fight without the British assistance.
Had Hitler won the land he required from Russia there is ample evidence to suggest that there would be a period of consolidation whereby the non Aryan peoples would be either deported to Siberia or exterminated. There would be a belt of satellite states to the north, east, south and west with watchdog states comprising Finland , Turkey and Spain on the corners.
There is also evidence to suggest that he wanted an empire in central Africa at some point in the future, however none of that was to impinge on the taking and clearing of his greater Germany.
So with using Turkey as a watchdog state there is little sign of him wanting to take control of the middle east so your thoughts there are flawed.
Yes Germany was researching Atomic weapons but again there is little to suggest that his team would have obtained a weapon first. The remainder of your post is just pie in the sky.
I agree that British military supplies in the first months maybe were not so huge in numbers but were essentially important due to catastrophic shortage in hardware - tanks and planes.
British Lend-Lease assistance to the Soviet Union in late 1941 and early 1942 played a far more significant part in the defense of Moscow and the revival of Soviet fortunes in late 1941 than has been acknowledged.
That the Soviet victories of late 1941 were won with Soviet blood and largely with Soviet weapons is beyond dispute.
However, and it is a very importantWestern authors generally agreed that even if Lend-Lease was important from 1943 on, as quantities of aid dramatically increased, the aid was far too little and late to make a difference in the decisive battles of 1941–1942.
... newly available evidence paints a very different picture from the received wisdom. In particular, it shows that British Lend-Lease assistance to the Soviet Union in late 1941 and early 1942 played a far more significant part in the defense of Moscow and the revival of Soviet fortunes in late 1941 than has been acknowledged.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Yes, according to statistics allied aid represented “only" 4 percent of Soviet production for the entire war. But I believe that quality of these 4% can not be underestimated.Particularly important for the Soviets in late 1941 were British-supplied tanks and aircraft
I believe that British tanks supplied in 1941 were extremely important that time
For me it is very interesting when exactly British tanks had arrived in 1941 and how they were used.
So the first British tanks were used during the last days of defensive phase of the battle for Moscow and British tanks played role in the counter offensive that started 5 December.The British Military Mission to Moscow noted that by December 9, about ninety British tanks had already been in action with Soviet forces. The first of these units to have seen action seems to have been the 138th Independent Tank Battalion (with twenty-one British tanks), which was involved in stemming the advance of German units in the region of the Volga Reservoir to the north of Moscow in late November. In fact the British intercepted German communications indicating that German forces had first come in contact with British tanks on the Eastern front on November 26, 1941.
Yes, it is true that
But it is important to note thatthe Matilda Mk II and Valentine tanks supplied by the British were certainly inferior to the Soviets’ homegrown T-34 and KV-1
Soviet production of the T-34 (and to a lesser extent the KV series), was only just getting seriously underway in 1942, and Soviet production was well below plan targets
It should be noted thatAnd though rapid increases in tank firepower would soon render the 40mm two-pounder main gun of the Matilda and Valentine suitable for use on light tanks only, the armor protection of these British models put them firmly in the heavy and medium categories, respectively. Both were superior to all but the Soviet KV-1 and T-34 in armor, and indeed even their much maligned winter cross-country performance was comparable to most Soviet tanks excluding the KV-1 and T-34.
As a resultA steady stream of British-made tanks continued to flow into the Red Army through the spring and summer of 1942. Canada would eventually produce 1,420 Valentines, almost exclusively for delivery to the Soviet Union. By July 1942 the Red Army had 13,500 tanks in service, with more than 16 percent of those imported, and more than half of those British.
Couldn't agree more.Lend-Lease aid did not “save” the Soviet Union from defeat during the Battle of Moscow. But the speed at which Britain in particular was willing and able to provide aid to the Soviet Union, and at which the Soviet Union was able to put foreign equipment into frontline use, is still an underappreciated part of this story. During the bitter fighting of the winter of 1941–1942, British aid made a crucial difference.