THE MOSCOW BATTLE 1941-42, defence and offensive operations of the Soviet armies during WW2 with purposes to defence of Moscow and rout of German grouping armies.  By the plan of "Typhoon" the German armies take the offensive in September 30, on Bryansk and October 2, on Viazma directions. Despite of fierce resistance of the Soviet armies their front was broken. By huge losses in the end of November - beginning of December Germans was possible managed to the channel Volga-Moscow, to force the river Nara, to approach to city Kashira from the south. The further attempts Germans break to Moscow was broken. The enemy stop.  In a course counter-offensive on December 5-6, Soviet armies have released  from Germans over 11 thousand occupied towns and villages and to the beginning of January, 1942 have rejected Wermacht about 100-250 kms, have put a heavy defeat 38 enemy divisions. In result counter-offensive and general offensive the enemy was rejected on the west about 150-400 kms.

mdefence.jpg (374629 bytes) Moscow defence operation 1941, 30.9-5.12, part the Moscow battle. The purpose - reflect German offensive  on Moscow. Consist of : Vyazma, Orel-Bryansk, Mozhaysk, Kalinin, Klin-Solnechnogorsk, Naro-Fominsk and Tula front defence operations. At the end of November - beginning of December last attempts of  enemy to break to Moscow were are broken and the conditions for transition of the Soviet armies in counter-offensive are created.

 

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Moscow counter-offensive operation, 5.12.41-7.1.42  In time of: Kalinin, Klin-Solnechnogorsk, Tula, Kaluga and Eletsk offensive operations the Germans troops were rejected on 100-250 km on the west.                                       


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