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  • These stories appear apocryphal; the principal sources, including Kalashnikov himself, describe his treatment in Yelets.

    The Gun

  • In Yelets, he said, his interest in arms design took serious shape.

    The Gun

  • North and South of Yelets, however, the wings of the 2nd Army were coming under increasing pressure, and there was an obvious risk of the Germans burrowing themselves into a closing bag.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • The Führer clearly had no conception of the real situation, because ‘only today’ Bock had received orders to hold the railway line which ran through quasi-encircled Yelets.1

    Sealing Their Fate

  • Further south, two other sets of Soviet pincers would attempt to pinch out the large Venev-centred pocket held by the 2nd Panzer Army east and north-east of Tula and the flatter bulge held by the German 2nd Army around Yelets.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • Army Group Centre enjoyed one success, when the 134th Infantry Division finally broke into the railway junction town of Yelets, over 200 miles south of Moscow.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • Paulus 'Panzer divisions reached the Don on either side of Voronezh on 5th July, and at that time the Stavka still had no means of knowing whether they would force a crossing and swing northward to take Yelets and Tula, in the rear.

    Barbarossa

  • From the depleted southern fronts Timoshenko was being ordered to send tanks and artillery to Moscow and was compelled, also, to retain the majority of his divisions in the Belgorod-Yelets area, where they could give indirect support to Zhukov's risht flank.

    Barbarossa

  • The pursuit of a flying enemy carried Timur into the tributary provinces of Russia; a duke of the reigning family was made prisoner amid the ruins of his capital; and Yelets, by the pride and ignorance of the orientals, might easily be confounded with the genuine metropolis of the nation.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • 64 In Yelets, Kalashnikov said, he was racked with nightmares of the execution of the wounded soldiers in the truck, and of being underequipped against German troops.

    The Gun

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