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 November, 1941 : Final plans are laid for the culminating offensive against Moscow: the II Panzergruppe (Guderian), with the 2nd army protecting its flank, is to advance from Tula towards Kolmna; 4th Army is to attack frontally in order to engage the maximum number of Soviet forces; the III Panzergruppe (Hoth) and IV Panzergruppe (Hoeppner), covered on the left flank by the 9th Army, is to cross the Moscow-Volga canal and outflank Moscow to the north and then turn south-east to join up with the Guderian’s force.
The temperature is 12° bellow zero; next day it falls even lower. Many Germans suffer from frostbite.