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Diary August 6, 1941

Russian prisoners walking backwards, German tanks advancing forward.
The usual picture in the first weeks at the Russian front: Russian prisoners walking backwards, German tanks advancing forward.
Diary for Wednesday, August 6, 1941:

Russian Front

Operation Barbarossa: Special communique issued by German High Command claims that Wehrmacht has inflicted ‘annihilating blows unique in history; 895,000 prisoners taken; 10,388 guns; 13,146 tanks and 9,082 aircraft captured or destroyed.

Occupied countries

Poland: General Anders appointed CinC of Polish Army in Exile to be formed in Russia.

Politics

Britain: Eden announces that British Government have complained to Iranian Government about thousands of German ‘tourists’ in Iran; Japan has also been advised not to interfere in Thailand.

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