NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
12th October, 1941 : Bryansk evacuated by Russians. Women and children start being moved from Moscow. In the central sector the Germans take Kaluga, some 100 miles south-west of Moscow, an important rail centre on the Moscow-Kiev line. The Germans begin the liquidation of the Soviet troops cut off in the Wyazma and Bryansk pockets. The bulk of Timoshenko’s forces are wiped out; about 660,000 men are taken prisoner.