Diary July 3, 1941

Russian evacuation of cattles

Part of the ‘Scorched Earth Policy’: Russian evacuation of cattles from the advancing Wehrmacht .

Diary for Thursday, July 3, 1941:

Home Fronts

Russia – STALIN BROADCASTS ‘SCORCHED EARTH’ POLICY: ‘We must not leave … a single kilogram of grain or a single litre of petrol to the enemy.’ Guerrilla tactics are to be employed: ‘It is necessary to create in invaded areas conditions unbearable to the enemy.’ All workers must defend Russia ‘in our patriotic war against German Fascism.’

Middle East

Syria: Allied forces capture Palmyra.

East Africa

Ethiopia: Commonwealth forces capture Debra Tabor.


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