149 – Fall Blau Begins, Stalin Caught off Guard Again – WW2 – July 3, 1942

It’s that time of the year again- the time when the Axis Powers drive deep into the Soviet Union. Fall Blau is the name of this year’s huge offensive, and it begins this week, making great gains from the very beginning, but the Axis Powers are also making big gains this week in North Africa,… Continue reading 149 – Fall Blau Begins, Stalin Caught off Guard Again – WW2 – July 3, 1942

150 – Fall Blau – A Victim of Its Own Success? – WW2 – July 10, 1942

Adolf Hitler is not happy, and yet phase one of Fall Blau has accomplished all of its goals and done so ahead of the timetable. However, the Soviet Army in 1942 is not the same as that in 1941, and is not waiting around this time to be captured by the hundreds of thousands, and… Continue reading 150 – Fall Blau – A Victim of Its Own Success? – WW2 – July 10, 1942

152 – Wehrmacht Conquers 250 Miles of Nothing – WW2 – July 24, 1942

The Soviets keep withdrawing from the advancing Axis forces, and Hitler keeps issuing contrary orders to try and stop that, with the results that logistics are getting screwed up and the mobile units are bogged down in huge traffic jams. The Allies have decided not to open a second front in Europe in 1942, but… Continue reading 152 – Wehrmacht Conquers 250 Miles of Nothing – WW2 – July 24, 1942