Diary August 25, 1942

On the back of tanks German troops rushing

On the back of tanks German troops rushing to the south in direction of the Caucasus oilfields.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, August 25, 1942:

Eastern Front

Stalingrad: Communist Party Committee of city proclaims state of siege: ‘We shall never surrender the city of our birth; every house of every street is to be transformed into an impregnable fortress.’
Caucasus: Germans reach Mozdok, 80 km from main oilfields.

Home Fronts

Britain: HRH the Duke of Kent killed in air crash near Wick; aged 39. (Rear gunner of Sunderland flying boat is the only survivor.)

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