Hitler in dispute with his Army High Command over next moves in Barbarossa

23 August 1941: General Guderian tells Hitler that Moscow is the vital objective and that they should not delay anymore.

A Panzerbefehlswagen Ausf H (Panzer III) command tank and motorcycles of General Guderian's 2nd Panzer Group, part of Army Group Centre, during Operation Barbarossa, summer 1941.

At the end of July 1941 parts of Army Group Centre - until then thrusting as quickly as possible towards Moscow - had ground to a halt and gone on the defensive. Hitler had dive…

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