Diary July 25, 1942

German Panzer III spearheads
German Panzer 3 spearheads towards river Don.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, July 25, 1942:

Eastern Front

Southern Russia: Kleist’s Panzers begin crossing river Don.


French Northwest Africa: British and American Chiefs of Staff decide to carry out Operation Torch (formerly ‘Super-Gymnast’) – seaborne invasion of Vichy French North Africa, led by General Eisenhower – thereby opening a ‘Second Front’ in Africa.

Air War

Germany: 252 RAF bombers attacking Duisburg and dropping 577t of bombs.

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