In April, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered 1945 to prepare a war plan against the USSR. The assignment was preceded by conclusions that Churchill presented in his memoirs:
• First, Soviet Russia has become a deadly threat to the “free world”;
• secondly, to immediately create a new front against its rapid advance;
• thirdly, this front in Europe should go as far as possible to the east;
• Fourth, the main and genuine goal of the Anglo-American armies is Berlin;
• Fifth, the liberation of Czechoslovakia and the entry of American troops into Prague is of paramount importance;
• Sixthly, Vienna, essentially the whole of Austria should be governed by the Western powers, at least on an equal basis with the Russian Soviets;
• Seventh, it is necessary to curb Marshal Tito’s aggressive claims against Italy ...
The plan of the operation was prepared by the joint planning headquarters of the military office and was provided to it by 22 on May 1945 of the year on the 29 pages.
According to this plan, the attack on the USSR was to begin following Hitler’s principles — a sudden blow. 1 July 1945, the 47 of the British and American divisions without any declaration of war should have delivered a devastating blow to the naive Russian who had not expected such infinite meanness from the allies. The strike was supported by the 10-12 of the German divisions, which the "allies" held unformed in Schleswig-Holstein and southern Denmark, they were trained daily by British instructors: they were preparing for war against the USSR.
It was then that Churchill gave orders to store the captured German weapon with an eye on the possible use of it against the USSR, placing surrendered soldiers and officers of the Wehrmacht sub-divisional in the land of Schleswig-Holstein and in southern Denmark. Then the general meaning of the insidious undertaking by the British leader will be clarified. The British took under their patronage the German units, which surrendered without resistance, sent them to Southern Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein. A total of about 15 German divisions were deployed there. Weapons were stockpiled, and personnel were trained for future bouts.
Oberleutan Otto Carius, author of the book "Tigers in the dirt" writes:
I drove the lieutenant back and said goodbye to the commander of the American armored vanguard. He wanted to offer me a cup of coffee and was very surprised when I refused. He then asked me why  we generally continued to fight. In response, I told him: as a warrior and an officer, perhaps I do not need to give an explanation about this. He advised me to take care of my people, because we will soon need every soldier to perform joint tasks. This remark again gave me some hope. In the end, this could concern a joint campaign against the Russians. Probably, prudence will prevail over hatred between Western rivals. Perhaps, also taking into account the situation that has developed between the enemy’s combat detachments. Unfortunately, politicians had the last word.
American General Patton - commander tank he directly stated by the armies that he did not plan to stop on the demarcation line along the Elbe agreed in Yalta, but to move on. To Poland, from there to Ukraine and Belarus - and so on to Stalingrad. And to end the war where it did not have time and Hitler could not finish. He called us only "the heirs of Genghis Khan, who must be expelled from Europe." After the war ended, Patton was appointed governor of Bavaria, and was soon removed from office for sympathy with the Nazis.
Double Eisenhower in his memoirs, he admits that the Second Front already at the end of February 1945 was practically non-existent: the Germans retreated to the east without resistance. The tactics of the Germans were as follows: to hold, as far as possible, positions along the entire line of the Soviet-German confrontation until the virtual Western and real Eastern front closed, and the American and British troops would take the baton to repel the "Soviet threat" "hanging over Europe." Churchill at this time in correspondence, telephone conversations with Roosevelt trying to convince by all means to stop the Russian, not to let them into Central Europe. This explains the significance that the taking of Berlin had acquired by that time.
In theory, the war of the united forces of Western civilization against the USSR was supposed to start - later other countries, for example Poland, then Hungary, were to take part in the "crusade" ... The war was to lead to the complete defeat and capitulation of the USSR. The ultimate goal was to end the war around the same place where Hitler planned to finish it according to the Barbarossa plan - at the turn of Arkhangelsk-Stalingrad.
The Anglo-Saxons were preparing to break us with terror - the savage destruction of major Soviet cities: Moscow, Leningrad, Vladivostok, Murmansk, and others. With the crushing blows of the waves of "flying fortresses." Several million Russian people were to die in the fiery tornadoes worked out to the smallest detail. So Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo were destroyed ... Now they were preparing to do this with us, with the allies. The usual thing: the most heinous betrayal, extreme meanness and savage cruelty are the calling card of Western Civilization, and especially the Anglo-Saxons, who destroyed many people.
The naval forces of Great Britain and the USA then had absolute superiority over the USSR Navy: by destroyers 19 times, battleships and large cruisers - 9 times, submarines - 2 times (http://www.respublika.info/4440 / history / article22384 /). Over a hundred aircraft-carrying ships and several thousand units of deck aviation aircraft against zero from the USSR. "Probable ally" had 4 air armies of heavy bombers that could deliver crushing blows. Soviet long-range bomber aircraft was incomparably weaker.
In April, the 1945 allies represented our troops frazzled and exhausted, and the combat equipment was worn out to the limit. Their military experts were greatly surprised by the power of the Soviet Army, which it demonstrated in the capture of Berlin, which they considered impregnable. There is no doubt about the loyalty of the conclusion of a major historian V.Falin - Stalin’s decision on the assault of Berlin in early May 1945 prevented the Third World War. This is confirmed by recently declassified documents. Otherwise, Berlin would have been surrendered to the "allies," and the combined forces of all of Europe and North America would have fallen on the USSR.
Reasons for canceling the operation
However, 29 June 1945, the day before the planned start of the war, the Red Army suddenly suddenly changed its position for an insidious enemy. It was a crucial weight shifting the scales. stories - The order was not given to the Anglo-Saxon troops. Before this, the capture of Berlin, which was considered impregnable, showed the power of the Soviet Army and the enemy’s military experts were inclined to cancel the attack on the USSR.
According to the professor of Edinburgh University D. Erickson, Churchill's plan helps to explain, “why Marshal Zhukov unexpectedly decided to regroup his forces in June 1945, received an order from Moscow to strengthen the defense and examine in detail the disposition of the Western Allied forces. Now the reasons are clear: obviously, Churchill’s plan became known in advance to Moscow and the Stalinist General Staff took appropriate countermeasures. ” The “Unthinkable” plan of operation was indeed well known to Moscow in advance, being transferred to the Cambridge Five (the core of the network of Soviet agents in the UK)
Even after the capture of Berlin, the treacherous strike plans continued to be developed at full speed. They were stopped only by the fact that they understood that their plans were revealed and the calculations of the strategists showed that without a sudden strike, the USSR could not be broken.
The compilers of the “Chiefs of Staff Committee” plan came to two main conclusions :
• starting a war with the Russians, you must be prepared for a long and costly total war,
• the numerical preponderance of Russians on land makes it extremely doubtful the possibility of achieving limited and quick (military) success.
Therefore, we believe that if a war begins, to achieve quick limited success will be beyond our capabilities and we will be drawn into a long war against superior forces. Moreover, the superiority of these forces may increase immensely if the Americans become tired and indifferent and the war magnet in the Pacific Ocean pulls them to their side.
- from the conclusion of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff, directed by W. Churchill
It should also be noted that Churchill pointed out in his comments on the draft plan submitted to him that the plan is a "precautionary measure" on what he hopes is a "purely hypothetical case."
There was another important reason why the Americans objected to the British - they needed the USSR to crush the Kwantung Army in the Far East, without which the US victory over Japan on its own was questionable.
Further plans in case of war with the USSR
In mid-July, Churchill's 1945, having suffered a defeat in the elections, resigned. A Labor government led by Clement Attlee came to power in Britain. In 1946, the new English government led by C. Attlee continued to develop plans for war with the USSR, attracting the United States and Canada. The negotiations were entrusted to Field Marshal X. Wilson, head of the British military mission in Washington, participant of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, who discussed British military projects with President G. Truman, General D. Eisenhower, then commander-in-chief of Allied forces in Europe and Canadian Prime Minister M. King. In September, a meeting took place on a yacht near the coast of the United States, General D. Eisenhower, with British Field Marshal B. Montgomery. The parties ultimately came to the conclusion that if the Red Army launched an offensive in Europe, the Western allies would not be able to stop it. The plan of Operation Unthinkable, or rather what was left of it, was sent to the archive, subsequent plans of war against the USSR were already developed at the NATO level.