Moscow 1941

Hitler’s first defeat

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Moscow 1941

Hitler’s first defeat

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In late September 1941 the war in the east was approaching a climax. Since the beginning of the German invasion on 22 June 1941, Soviet forces had suffered the staggering loss of over 2 million troops. Operation Typhoon began and in the first week of the offensive, the three German panzer armies surrounded virtually the bulk of the Soviet forces barring the way to Moscow. This title details the dramatic battle that took place right up to the suburbs of Moscow itself, and the defeat which altered Hitler's strategic management of World War II (1939-1945).

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign/Chronology/Opposing plans/Opposing leaders/Opposing forces/The surprise offensive 30 September–15 October 1941/War of attrition 24 October–14 November 1941/Typhoon's last gasp 15 November–5 December 1941/Desperate days 5–15 December 1941/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index

Product details

Published Apr 25 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846030178
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 4 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 167
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Robert Forczyk

Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relation…


Howard Gerrard


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