Monday, July 30, 2012

Jul

30

1942

German thrust continues on the Eastern Front

A German armoured column advancing in the summer of 1942

The German offensive has now been in progress for a month and, in its swing south-eastwards, has made progress at an average of 12 to 13 miles a day – a rate only slightly slower than the fastest advances of last year. The Germans have made no claims to large numbers of prisoners and the Russians themselves state that their withdrawal has been orderly.