Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

Operation Typhoon, part 1: Episode 8

The Wehrmacht assembles its biggest concentrated force for the largest single campaign of Operation Barbarossa. 


Image 1: German half-track, deep in the mud of rasputitsa. 


Image 2: Pulling vehicles through the mud of Russia in fall. 


Image 3: Eventually, the Germans had to resort to horses to haul even their field guns during rasputitsa. 


Map: The push toward Moscow in the fall of 1941. 

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David M. Glantz: Operation Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia 1941. Stroud, Gloucesgershire, UK, The History Press, 2013. 

Peter G. Tsouras, editor: Fighting in Hell: The German Ordeal on the Eastern Front. New York, NY: Ivy Books, 1995.

David Stahel: Operation Typhoon: Hitler's March on Moscow, October 1941. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 

David Stahel: Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 

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