By Albert Seaton
A German catch of Moscow in 1941 may have knocked Russia out of the struggle; a riveting narrative of this significant conflict by way of a British officer with a deep wisdom of the East ecu resources.
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The ports and naval bases in the Baltic had to be given priority. The seizing of Leningrad, too, and a junction with the Finns were of greater importance than just taking the Russian capital. The Führer became certain, on the basis of surmise rather than of intelligence, that the Red Army would give ground in the center, but hold fast on the outer wings, that is to say in the Baltic States and the Ukraine. It was absolutely imperative, the dictator said, to clear up the situation in von Leeb's area before taking up the advance to Moscow.
Shaposhnikov gave up his appointment of Deputy Minister for Defense (Fortifications) and was sent to buttress West Theater as Timoshenko's chief of staff, but since Shaposhnikov was not in good health, he had to 22 THE WAR IS VIRTUALLY W O N 41 to make way after a few weeks for Lieutenant-General Sokolovsky, a man of proven staff ability, who had formerly been a Deputy Chief of General Staff and Chief of Staff of Moscow Military District. Now that Stalin had taken over Timoshenko's appointment, he was brought into direct and close contact with Zhukov.
So optimistic was the Führer in these early days that he was planning to recall Hoepner's panzer group (with von Leeb) back to Germany for garrison duties. At this point arose the violent argument as to whether or not Moscow should be taken before Leningrad and the Ukraine. This was to split the High Command and cause the rupture which eventually led to the dismissal of von Brauchitsch. Halder, and to a lesser extent von 14 15 34 T H E BATTLE FOR M O S C O W Brauchitsch, had always considered that Moscow must be taken as a first priority, and had unsuccessfully pressed this course of action in the previous December.
Battle For Moscow by Albert Seaton