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.

About Ludwig von Gress

Born in communist Europe, interested in defence matters on a macro scale, with a cavalry “devil may care spirit” from his grandfather and cautious effectiveness of asymmetric warfare approach from his guerilla father. He sometimes despairs that he may be the only one taking the defence of Australia seriously.
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