During the summer of 1942, the German army was back on the move. At the end of the previous year’s Operation Barbarossa, the German army could see the spires of the Kremlin in Moscow.
The Germans thought this would be the end of the war, the end of another successful blitzkrieg campaign, but they were very wrong. The Russians were stubborn and determined to defend International Communism and their Motherland. By the time the Germans destroyed their pre-war army, they’d built another, and when the Germans destroyed that too, they built yet another! These forces weren’t well trained, weren’t skilfully handled, and suffered horrendous casualties, but they were successful in first stopping the German invaders, and then in throwing them back.