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This week in the War, 18–24 October 1943: The Moscow Conference

This week in the war, the Moscow conference of foreign ministers began on 18 October 1943. British Foreign minister, Anthony Eden, and US Secretary of state, Cordell Hull, met with their Soviet counterpart, Vyacheslav Molotov. By the time the conference had … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 6–12 October 1941: Assault on Moscow

This week in the war on 6 October 1941, the German army launched a two-pronged offensive against Moscow as part of Operation Taifun (Typhoon). Hitler had announced that the Soviet Union ‘has already been broken and would never rise again.’ … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 14–20 July 1941: Barbarossa 3—Hitler turns south

This week in the war, on 19 July 1941, Hitler ordered Panzergruppe II and the German Second Army to  turn south and link with Panzergruppe I in a pincer movement to surround Kiev and the Soviet 5th Army. The manoeuvre … Continue reading

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