Diary August 5, 1941


Terror Tanks of Odessa

One of the most famous improvised Russian tanks were the so-called ‘Terror Tanks’ which were used with success against the Rumanians during the siege of Odessa.

Diary for Tuesday, August 5, 1941:

Eastern Front

Operation Barbarossa: Guderian liquidate SmolenskOrsha ‘pocket’.
SIEGE OF ODESSA by Rumanian-German forces begins (ends October 16). Rumanians suffer heavy casualties.


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