Army Group Centre grinds to a halt
30th July 1941: Wehrmacht spearhead units are bewildered by latest orders
Dr Heinrich Haape was a doctor with the 6th Infantry Division, part of Army Group Centre during Operation Barbarossa.
Army Group Centre, the strongest of Hitlers three Army Groups, had been making good progress. The past two weeks had seen it successfully overcome the strongest Russian defences they had yet encountered - and huge numbers of prisoners ha…