THE DRIVE ON MOSCOW 1941: Operation Taifun and Germany’s First Great Crisis in World War II


Well-written and complete with 24 photographs and 7 maps this is an excellent publication,On 5 December 1941, just over 70 years ago, the German ‘Taifun’ (typhoon) operation froze to death in a mire of bitter cold and German exhaustion with the attackers at the very gates of Moscow, and so ended any hope that the Germans had of finishing the USSR as a viable enemy in one major campaign during the summer and autumn of 1941. ‘Taifun’ was schemed as the culmination of ‘Barbarossa’ (30 September/5 December 1941).

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