Diary September 29, 1941

Repair of a bridge across the Dnieper
Repair of a bridge across the Dnieper by German engineers.
Second World War Diary for Monday, September 29, 1941:

Eastern Front

Operation Barbarossa: German troops enter Donets Basin (Donbas) industrial region, source of over 60 per cent of Russian coal output.

Sea War

Atlantic: British Arctic convoy PQ.1 leaves Reykjavik for Archangel with war supplies for Russia (arrives without incident, October 11).

Air War

Germany: RAF night raids on Stettin and Hamburg.

Occupied Territories

Czechoslovakia: General Elias, puppet Prime Minister of Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate arrested by Heydrich and deported to Berlin (sentenced to death October 1, but later reprieved).


Russia – Three-Power Conference in Moscow (September 29 – October 1): Beaverbrook (UK) and Harriman (USA) arrange for massive Lend-lease deliveries of war supplies to Russia.

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