On a small scale, yes. Obviously not at an operational level. My point is that the armies actually fought, bitterly, and the contribution of those men doing the fighting shouldn't be downplayed.
Here's the German casualty reports for the first few months of Barbarossa:
June '41 - 95,058
July '41 - 181,988
Aug '41 - 223,813
Sept '41 - 188,487
Oct '41 - 179,762
These figures include dead, wounded, missing, as well as from illness. While they're certainly far lower than the Russian losses, they show that this was no walk in the park for the German Army. What's also important to remember is that these combat losses were mostly taken by the frontline units - highly-trained and experienced veterans that the Germans simply could not replace.
As I said before, Lend Lease absolutely helped as did many other factors, but to suggest that
it was the sole reason for victory is just ignorant. Edit: My mistake, you didn't actually suggest that. Would Russia have won without Lend Lease? Yes, in my opinion, without any doubt. It just would've taken longer and resulted in even more deaths.
Edited by i_am_banned2, 19 May 2017 - 02:02 AM.