The Great Patriotic War: German advance - Operation Typhoon and Operation Blue

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  • Created on: 08-05-18 12:00

Operation Typhoon (September 1941)

  • This was the German attack on Moscow
  • Under threat of invasion, the Russian people panicked and rioting/looting broke out in the city
  • Law and order broke down, government buildings were deserted and it was rumoured that Stalin was already in German hands
  • By December, General Zhukov had launched the first Russian counter-attack, which successfully pushed the German army back to about 200km from the centre of Moscow
  • At the same time, German troops encircled Leningrad, signalling the start of the seige of Leningrad

Operation Blue - June

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