Petrov's forces were then sent into action on the Ishun front in forced marches, just as they had arrived at Sevastopol ragged and quite inadequately equipped.For his thrusts across the isthmus Manstein had lined up three divisions of LIV Army Corps.Admittedly, only the men were evacuated from Odessa. The heavy guns were dumped in the harbor because there were no loading-cranes.The Soviet 57th Artillery Regiment went on board without a single gun, without a single vehicle, and without a single piece of equipment.
Reading from left to right, they were the 22nd, 73rd, and 46th Infantry Divisions and parts of 170th Infantry Division.Also visit our general discussion thread Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War Advance on Moscow Operations, 26 August-5 December 1941 The Mediterranean Basin The Far East and the Pacific, 1941 Major Japanese War Objectives and Planned Opening Attacks Russians Retreat 2-3 Arias, a Prisoner, is Still in Panama 3 Huge Reich Forces Surge against Moscow Defenses 3-4 Tokyo is Watched 5-6 The International Situation 5 Tokyo Navy Sees Clash with U. 6-7 Petain Spurs Study of Suffrage Curb 7 A British Commander on the Battlefields of Russia (photo) 7 Germans Still Moving 8 Army Gets Details of Nazi Fire Bomb 8 Texts of the Days War Communiques 9 heads new Japanese government Thursday, October 16, 1941 the Eastern Front... War Minister Tojo replaces him assuming the offices of not only Prime Minister, but also War Minister and Home Affairs Minister. Former Prime Ministers, Daladier, Reynaud and Blum are all arrested on Marshal Petain’s orders to face charges that they are responsible for the defeat of France. German U-boat U-568 hits the US destroyer Kearny with a torpedo during a convoy battle. Corporal Heinrich Weseloh and Private Jan Meyer of the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 22nd Infantry Division, ran forward, doubled over and finally arrived at the jumping-off point for the attack.In Moscow, the rapid German advances toward the capital lead to an exodus of foreign diplomats and government staff to Kuibyshev. Shigenori Togo is named Foreign Minister and Admiral Shimada, Navy Minister. The evening of 17th October 1941 was settling over the Sivash, the salt swamp separating the Crimea from the mainland.They say that some 650,000 Soviets have been taken prisoner on the Central Front to date.And at Vyazma and Bryansk they seem to have had a very good bag only a few days ago the communiqué said 663,000 prisoners. It makes over two million." "I'd say there are just as many Russians about as ever," Jan Meyer grunted.