Fighting for Moscow

Werner, Max
October 1941
New Republic;10/20/41, Vol. 105 Issue 16, p497
Reports on the fight in Moscow, Russia, as the first goal of the German strategy during the Second World War. Report that the July offensive conducted along the central front at the very outbreak of the war was pointed at the Soviet capital; View that the German war plan has not been uniform to date; View that the principal significance of Moscow in the war is strategic and even its economic importance recedes before considerations of strategy; Report that the German High Command originally planned the break-through into the southern Ukraine in order to strangle the Red Army economically, to strike at the foundations of the Soviet war economy; View that the greatest impact of the war, the most gigantic clash of arms, is bound to take place in the Moscow area; View that whatever the outcome of the battle for Moscow, the war will go on, and it will be long-drawn-out; Report that the German trump card is no longer skillful maneuvering but carefully prepared concentrations of arms and army masses.


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