From: South Carolina, USA
22nd July 1940
USSR : the Soviet command structure is made up of frontal commands called Fronts, and one independent command. Armor is arranged in Mechanized Armies, each containing Tank Corps. The three mech armies have seven Tank Corps and some independent tank units. The Tank corps might be compared to a German panzer division. The Soviet formations are tank heavy rather than the little army that is a panzer division. There is also the Admiralty which commands naval units. Aircraft units are directly under Stavka. The Soviet Union considers itself well defended at present, but all three Axis powers have borders with the USSR.
France : the big news is the taking of Stuttgart and the threat to Munich that entails. The Germans do not seem to have a lot of reserves in this area, and may have to pull forces from the north, from Cologne and the Netherlands. French artillery had softened Stuttgart up, and last month the RAF struck there. The French B1-bis and S.35 had little difficulty evicting the Germans.
Great Britain : the RAF struck Amsterdam and the new Spitfire V dominated the Bf-109F. We found there were few Spitfire losses. Losses were however distributed among the naval fighters which have held the defense in the air, but they will be shifted back to the Fleet Air Arm now. In northern Brazil the 14th Armoured brushed aside a cavalry screen and is approaching Recife. The Royal Navy is exercising the big guns of battleships and cruisers, and the carrier force is doing ground support bombing. The Royal Navy also attacked the U-boats which were sent to interdict Copenhagen. The Swedes joining the Allies means Copenhagen has support to the north. The troops in Copenhagen broke out and took almost all of Denmark and are on the edge of Kiel. Kiel, like Munich will probably draw reinforcement.
United States : the USA now has six armored divisions in Europe. The US is at peace but is taking an active role. We do not expect the Germans will attack US forces as that would lead to a war the US is more than wiling to fight.
China : the two tank factories will be obvious to air observers, thus it can be said that the Chinese reserves are armor. They have not yet showed themselves on the line but are ready to counter Japanese thrusts. China is not a strong nation, but our growth in defensive capability is clear.