The invasion was by and large a celebrated success. At Monte Cassino, for example, the allies attacked over 500 German Paratroopers with so many bombers that the Allied soldiers, observing the bombing, felt sorry for the Germans. Hitler was a megalomaniacal psychotic. His minions nodded, and quietly continued to develop it as an interceptor. Especially after being delayed in the Balkans. Hitler was an extremist polititian that expressed his views through the country's political views. The first resulted in the loss of a vast army, the uniting of his continental enemies and the campaign of France; the second left Wellington free to defeat the Marshals and invade Fra … nce from the south.
Given the obvious British naval superiority the invasion of England would have turned into a catastrophe. The nazi party is something that people should spit on. Rommel was his trump card at times and played him in campaigns that were successfully easy but could've not posted him to other battles but the more important ones. In Mein Kampf, Hitler had set his sites on the East, England was a distraction in his mind, since they were defeated on the continent. The only reason that he accepted a pact with Hitler is because he felt that another exhaustive wipeout war for europe was the easiest way to spread communism, and knew he could join in the war on either side regardless of how things were going and get lots of gains and indeed this basically ended british empire overnight and he got half of europe to boot.
Hitlers biggest problem was that he tried to overnight what even the greatest Empires in history had taken hundreds of years to do for good reason. In actuality, the Imperial Japanese Army possessed the most combat experience, having fought for nearly ten years in China against the Kuomintang Chinese under Chiang Kai-shek, as well as Communist guerrilla forces under Mao Zedong, and had even executed a successful invasion of French Indochina in autumn 1940, which inadvertently prompted the government of the United States to ratify and levy in the League of Nations an embargo on all natural resources against the Empire of Japan. By the time a few Me-262 interceptors saw action they were too few too late to change anything. Retreating never caused any real gains. Mistake 3-Hitler did not have a realistic plan or capability to defeat Great Britain directly through an invasion.
This was Hitler's most costly mistake. In result that made Hitler help his ally Mussolini, attacking with a combined force of italian,german and albanian troops numbered up to 1,245,000 men, it was a matter of time to push into the greek mainland ,making the greek resistance party withdrawing into the island of Crete. Two years had been lost though, and worse, key engineers and such had died in Russia. Another key mistake is engaging allied forces on multiple fronts, particularly the ill-advised Italian War in the Soviet Union. Blitzkrieg, by nature, works very well in smaller areas, such as France, because surprise and speed can be maintained, and contact with logistics can be easily held.
Hitler's biggest mistake is considered to be the fact that he insisted on being in charge of all military decisions. Plan M-41 was a limited mobilization plan developed by Zhukov and Timoshenko for a pre-emptive attack in the face of an imminent German invasion. A lot of Russian think that we does main job, it is very important holiday day of victory for us even now a days. His refusal to listen and defer to tactical, strategic and industrial advice was the biggest single cause of his, and his beloved Germany's downfall. Because Stalin, the ultimate man at the top, kyboshed the Sorge report though, M-41 was never fully implemented. It was taken into account that it must take place early as to avoid the Russian weather than was a well known ace in the Soviet house of cards - those extra weeks, if occurred, would have led to its success truthfully and Moscow would have been taken. Especially if the only fighting fronts that is left is North Africa and the Channel.
In the summer, the temperatures can soar well above one hundred degrees, this being the case primarily on the massive steppes, where trees do not grow and there is very scant shade, and in the winter they drop well below zero, sometimes touching twenty degrees below, Fahrenheit. Plus it captures a real moment in time, the magic of photography never ceases to amaze me. There were multiple mistakes made here, just attacking Russia for one was incredibly optimistic. His failure to appreciate the strategic importance of air power, both in attack and defense, was perhaps the primary reason he lost the war. This could have been the most fatal mistake the Germans made. Maybe with a democratic liberal Germany we could have invaded Russia.
Russia gathered her forces, and soon Hitler found his armies being battered by an insurmountable numbers of tanks, planes and men. An all or nothing gambler, knowing the game was lost, willing to throw it all away, in the hope that his lucky star will come to save him at the last moment. That is probably an over-optimistic number Soviet plans tended to be that way. Compounded by a six week delay in the attack so Hitler could pointlessly bail out Mussolini in the Balkans. He did not suspect that the Western powers had cracked his communication codes until it was too late. Can I suggest Anton Beevor's work 'Stalingrad', and books on 'Operation Barbarossa'. An invasion of that scale would simply be impossible without a staging ground.
Its a tell tale sign he suddenly knew his days were numbered, so he was eager to win his other war against the jews, which he had hinted at on several occasions. The third factor was the sheer size of the Soviet Union. So I would have to say that the greatest mistake of World War Two was Adolf Hitler launching it. And these are just the big blunders, there were plenty of minor blunders as well. Within a few days, having seen no public backlash against Roosevelt, and a war loosing disaster unfolding in Russia, it would have dawned on him, for the first time, that he was going to lose this war. Bringing into the war, the most materially productive nation on earth; the United States. Britain is not finished but virtually impotent.