Τρίτη, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

The Russian winter arrives on the Eastern Front

 27 Nov 1941


The German Army Group Centre had been able to resume their advance in winter conditions but much worse was to come.
In mid November the German offensive on Moscow had resumed when the ground had hardened sufficiently for Army Group Centre to move again. For just over a week they continued to advance against ever worsening conditions.
Most units were seriously under strength, weakened by casualties and disease, especially dysentery. Individually men were at a low ebb, physically exhausted by the long campaign. They were in a poor state to cope with the Russian winter and now the temperature began to plummet: