NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
1st August, 1941 : The Army Group Centre continues to attack the Soviet troops trapped in the Smolensk pocket. The Russians fight back with particular tenacity in the sector of Orsha and Vitebsk, west of Smolensk. In the same central sector, Soviet forces under Timoshenko suddenly unleash a powerful counter offensive at Gomel, south of Mogilev, against the bridgehead established by the right wing of the Army Group Centre on the left bank of Dniepr.