Battle of Moscow

World War II: Blitzkrieg

Europe 1941.1204

Battle of Moscow

World War II in Europe from the fall of Poland to Stalingrad (4 December 1941)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

In August and September, the Germans swept south to consolidate their hold over the industry rich Ukraine and deal with the huge numbers of Soviet troops that had been isolated in the initial invasion. In October, they resumed their drive on Moscow but by now winter was arriving and Soviet defences were in place.

Main Events

Battle of Kiev

Germans begin Siege of Leningrad

Germans wage Battle of Moscow against Soviet Union

Construction of first extermination camp begun in Belzec, General Government (Poland)

British launch Operation Crusader to relieve Tobruk

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