Hitler in two minds over Barbarossa objectives

28 July 1941: Should he press on to Moscow immediately?

At the Fuhrer's headquarters, April 1941. The Fuhrer discusses the operations in the southeastern theatre of war with the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Field Marshal von Brauchitsch (centre), and the Chief of the High Command of the Wehrmacht, Field Marshal Keitel

The original plan for Barbarossa had called for a massive central thrust into Russia that…

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