NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
2nd October, 1941 : Operation Taifun (Typhoon), the attack on Moscow, begins. The right wing of the Army Group Centre ( 2nd Armoured Army, Guderian’s Panzergruppe) smashes through the Russian defences at Glukov and sweeps on towards Orel, then suddenly turns north towards Tula, about 125 miles from Moscow. The 2nd Army and part of Guderian’s armour converge on Bryansk. The 4th Army and IV Panzergruppe (Hoepner) break through the right wing of the Soviet western front (under Konev) east of Roslavl and advance on Vyazma, and the tanks of Hoth’s III Panzergruppe converge on the same town.