NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
27th June, 1941 : Von Bock’s Army Group Centre, pressing far on beyond Brest-Litovsk, traps huge enemy forces in a pincer movement in the sector between Bialystok and Novgorod. Von Runstedt’s Army Group South, with Kleist’s I Panzergruppe, breaks through between the Carpathians and the Pripet marshes in the direction of Kiev and Vinnitsa. Russian resistance is dogged and sometimes brilliant.
General Mannerheim, Finland’s national hero, issues a proclamation to the Finnish people calling on them to play their part in the “holy war” against the Russians.
Hungary declares war on the Soviet Union.