Skip to comments.LEWIS STILL KEEPS COAL MINES CLOSED DESPITE THIRD APPEAL BY PRESIDENT (10/28/41)
Posted on 10/28/2011 4:59:33 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
German pace slowing down
Tuesday, October 28, 1941 www.onwar.com
On the Eastern Front... Weather and lengthy supply lines begin to slow the German advances toward Moscow. Muddy conditions and cold weather prevail. In the north, German forces take Volokolamsk.
October 28th, 1941
U-341, U-527 laid down.
U-256 launched. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.S.R.: General Winter begins to assist the Soviet defence of Moscow. The German attacks suffer their own weakness, but the soft muddy ground and severe frosts at night damage machinery and weaken the soldiers further. They are not equipped with proper clothing for fighting in these conditions. Guderian’s forces near Tula make the major effort during this time. These movements make little headway. Volokolamsk further north falls to the Germans.
LITHUANIA: Kovno: By order of the Nazis, the entire population of the ghetto, some 27,000 Jews, assembled in the main square at daybreak this morning. The SS commander, Rauca, stood on a hillock, his dog by his feet. Eating sandwiches and drinking coffee, he pointed the way for each one with his finger. He sent the younger and healthier people to the left. Young chidren, the old and the sick went to the right. To the left meant life, albeit in slavery; to the right, death. It is thought that some 10,000 Jews were thus condemned to die.
ITALY: Rome: Mussolini declares that the “coalition of Bolshevism and its European and American Allies” will be destroyed.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Submarine HMS Tetrarch is listed lost, probably due to mining either in the Sicilian Channel or Cavioli. There are no Axis claims for her sinking. (Dave Shirlaw)
CANADA: Minesweeper HMCS Westmount laid down Toronto, Ontario.
U.S.A.: The motion picture “How Green Was My Valley” premieres at the Rivoli Theater in New York City. Directed by John Ford, this drama about Welsh coal miners, based on the Richard Llewellyn novel, stars Walter Pidegeon, Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, Barry Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles and Arthur Shields. (Jack McKillop)
U-106 sank SS King Malcolm in Convoy SC-50.
U-432 sank SS Ulea in Convoy HG-75.
U-68 sank SS Hazelside. (Dave Shirlaw)
I know there were other advances by the Germans along the Eastern front, but is this the closest that the Germans were to Moscow?
Separated at birth?
Or source photo.
In my humble, non educated opinion this is when the union still served a purpose.
grouper launched. unfortunately best known for accidental sinking of a Japanese transport with 800 brit POW’s on board, all died.
Actually several German units will reach within five miles of Moscow in the last German offensive around Moscow in November-stay tuned, Ill be posting the story of some of these units in the near future.
"Sixty-six German enlisted men and officers, and 17 Romanian officers, are killed when the Romanian headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine, explodes.
Three hours later, Jews and Communists are hanged in the central square.
The next day, 5,000 Jews and other civilians are seized and shot."
"This violin once belonged to a Roma Gypsy, Miodrag Djordevic-Tukalia, from Yugoslavia.
German soldiers shot him in the town of Kragujevac sometime between October 20 and 26, 1941, a week of mass shootings.
Djordevic-Tukalia's son kept the violin as a memento of his deceased father."
"Sixteen thousand Odessa, Ukraine, Jews are force-marched out of the city toward Dalnik, where they are bound together in groups of 40 to 50 and shot, at first in the open and later through holes drilled in the walls of warehouses.
Three of these structures are set ablaze and a fourth is exploded by artillery fire."
"Naked and terrified, a young Jewish woman begs for her life.
Already stripped of her clothes, she is pushed toward a mass grave, where she will be shot in the back of the head or machine-gunned.
Because this photograph was snapped head-on and at eye level, it almost certainly was not taken surreptitiously.
To the contrary, the photographer likely wished to make a document--or perhaps a keepsake--of this interlude in the day's work of his unit.
One cannot help but wonder about this woman's fate: In their haste, the Einsatzkommandos sometimes failed to deliver a fatal shot, leaving a few of their victims to gasp for air and claw their way through the corpses surrounding them."
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