On November 7, 1941, Hitler was in the “wolf’s Den” base camp in Rustenburg, waiting with joy for bock to bring him the good news of attacking and occupying Moscow, but he never thought that what he was waiting for was such wonderful “good news” as the Red Square military parade.
When the news of Stalin’s military parade on Red Square reached Hitler’s ears, it was already the evening of that day.
Hitler was furious: it’s incredible that Stalin could review the troops under the wings of the German air force! This is a blatant contempt for the imperial air force, contempt! Hitler’s hysteria broke out for a while, and he felt that it was not enough to eliminate his hatred, so he shouted: Harold, contact bock immediately and ask him why he let the Russians go today? Doesn’t he even have the least common sense about Russia? Don’t you know how important November 7 is to them and therefore to us? Red Square parade, this is a provocation, naked provocation! For such provocation, we can only double the punishment with bombs! Tell bock that the fiercest air raid must be carried out on Moscow tonight! Angry Hitler immediately dispatched troops and urged bock to attack Moscow from the ground again.
According to Hitler’s request, the German army will form two heavy assault groups to carry out assault from the northwest and southwest wings of Moscow.
Hepna’s fourth armor cluster and Reinhart’s third armor cluster are close together.
With the cooperation of Strauss’s ninth group army, they attack volokramsk and klin, and strive to approach and encircle Moscow from the northwest, and break through from the North if possible.
Goodrian’s second armored group army attacked gotura, kashila and kolomna and approached Moscow from the south.
The broad front west of Moscow was attacked by the fourth group army of commander kruyuan.
In this way, after the battle, we strive to form such a situation: around Moscow, the deployment of troops is like a half open giant palm, with close index finger, middle finger, ring finger and little thumb on the top, the coarsest thumb on the bottom and airtight palm in the middle.
Hitler believed that this “giant palm” could pinch Moscow and squeeze it until it was firmly held in the palm of his hand.
Hitler was extremely satisfied with his “masterpiece”, so he issued a battle order to the troops: from November 13, the central group army group began to attack the whole line, and the target was Moscow! Inspired by the battle slogan of “resolutely defend Moscow”, thousands of soldiers and civilians in Moscow launched a desperate battle with Fascists in every inch of land at the most critical moment, making the German Army Pay countless blood costs every half step forward.
However, in the first few days, the German army finally cheered Hitler.
The attacks were successful frequently.
Although the advance speed was not too fast, it approached Moscow step by step.
With the approaching of the German army, the resistance of the Soviet army became more and more tenacious.
Often, there was no one left in the whole battalion and regiment.
By December 3, the fourth tank group army of the German army captured red POLYANA after suffering heavy losses.
Hongpolyana is in the northwest suburb of Moscow, only 27 kilometers away from Moscow.
From here, the tank can reach Moscow City in an hour at most.
On hearing the news, Bock, commander of the central group army and field marshal, stood at the top of the tower with a telescope in his hand.
When the glittering red star at the top of the Kremlin was seen, he whispered to himself: “see, red star.
I finally saw Moscow.
” however, Bock didn’t think of it at that time, This was not only the closest place he could reach from Moscow in his life, but also the first and last time the German army saw Moscow.
In early December, Moscow was already in the cold winter season.
On the snowy outskirts of Moscow, the cold wind wrapped in layers of snow waves, whistling and covering the earth, as if to swallow the whole earth day and night.
The mercury in the thermometer is falling sharply.
In the ice and snow of more than minus 40 degrees, some German officers and soldiers in single clothes and tightly wrapped in broken blankets shivered with cold in the roaring north wind.
They shivered and caught lice on their bodies.
The frozen bodies of German soldiers can be seen everywhere in the fields, by the trenches and in the icy water of the Don river, while those soldiers who are dying of cold groan helplessly in despair as they look at the snowing goose feather.
On December 4, the 16th group army of the Soviet army launched a counterattack in the red POLYANA area.
The red POLYANA town changed hands a few times.
The Soviet army and the German army launched a tank battle outside the town, while there was an alley battle in the town.
The battle was extremely fierce.
It lasted a whole day until it was dark.
The Soviet army finally drove the German army out of red POLYANA.
Similar to the red POLYANA area, the fighting in other areas around Moscow is also white hot.
The two sides of the battle are like in a football field with fierce competition.
The German striker has brought the ball into the restricted area and is looking for all opportunities to “break the door”, while the Soviet “Defender” is also trying to save and fill the position and protect his door.
Both Germany and the Soviet Union spare no effort, and they all know that this is the last moment.
Whoever can hold on will win.
December 5 was the most crucial day for the Soviet army to defend Moscow, while the German generals called it “the darkest and miserable day”.
On that day, the German army was stopped by the Soviet Army on a semicircular position more than 320 kilometers around Moscow.
Moreover, goodrian’s invincible armored force was forced to retreat for the first time since it flattened Poland in order to organize a defense line on the hard ice and snow.
However, the Germans had no time for anything, and the Soviet counterattack began.
On December 6, the whole theater was covered with snow.
Zhukov’s western front army first launched a counterattack from the northwest of Moscow.
Then, on the front line of Moscow, more than 1000 kilometers from Kalinin in the north and yeletz in the south, seven Soviet legions and two cavalry armies, a total of 100 divisions, attacked all along.
Hearing the news and orders of the counter offensive, all the officers and men of the Red Army were very excited.
The humiliation of failure, the pain of retreat and the hatred for the invaders over the past six months will now be transformed into a huge energy, driving them to launch a fierce war against the exhausted German army.