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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/23/2020 10:30:00 AM   
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"Mere German fantasy" was how one staff officer we know described the reporting from the Caucasus front. It is clear that very little is know of the battles in this rather remote area. We shall be very general in our comments. The Russo-German front is the longest it has ever been. All military men agree that any extension of the front must be done with trepidation. If any of the German claims are true they are playing with fire. The Germans have pulled back in front of Moscow, perhaps to provide forces for exploits on this southern front. Lend-lease is fully ramped up. The Soviet presence in front of Moscow is immensely strong. All experts say Germany is in for a horrible surprise.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/23/2020 11:31:54 AM   
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The Germans have admitted defeat in front of Moscow. They have pulled back from the Soviet forts, and have abandoned the offensive on this front. Muscovites are elated as the fortifications they built played a big part in this German defeat. We do not have a pipeline from Stavka but there must be furious planning as to how to exploit this triumph. When the British and Americans advance in the south the German tide will have turned.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/23/2020 12:06:27 PM   
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In China, the Japanese and British are exploring their new border.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/24/2020 3:08:33 PM   
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The Germans have made a desperate lunge in the north. If it were allowed to stand it would be very bad for our allies, but it cannot stand. The Germans are getting wilder in their attempt to maintain the initiative. Now foolishness in the north has been added to folly in the south. Germany must know that they have active enemies. They cannot pretend to have all their own way.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/24/2020 3:37:01 PM   
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In the south the Germans continue to prefer surface to substance. We do not want to minimize the accomplishments of capturing the Caucasian oil. Germany needed this and obtained it. However some panzer divisions are not going to threaten India and the Middle East. We Americans are only now building up our strength. Our hard-to-kill M3 Grant tanks are appearing already, and the assembly lines are producing at a rate that will stagger the Axis. The good times for the Axis are ending.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/24/2020 4:03:01 PM   
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The question in the Far East is what are Japanese plans for the future. She can consolidate her gains in China, or seek more conquests. Cash in her chips, or seek another throw of the dice. We include some comments from our esteemed colleague.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/25/2020 7:18:27 PM   
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French continue to build up their forces in Indochina the best they can.

British report heavy Indian casualties in the Caucuses. Some American troops have been reported in the area. The Soviets have turned over their troops in the region because the British can supply them better than the Soviets. Road construction has been completed in Northern Africa so now a road goes all the way from Casablanca to Cairo. Troops could be moved easily without the danger of interdiction between Casablanca and India. The last road segment is between the Middle East and Persia. The Indian troops have been building a road through Persia from India. Completion is expected to be in a few months. South African troops have been building a road between South Africa and Cairo and it is also expected to be finished soon. British officials have displayed a new Anti-Aircraft gun that can bring down even the highest flying bombers. A new median tank as well as a new naval bomber are now rolling off the assembly lines. British engineers have been seen north of Edinburgh but no reports as to what they are doing there--rumors have that they are completing a new shipyard or industrial center. Those rumors have been denied by the British authorities but they are not saying what all those engineers are doing there--perhaps a Port to send stuff to the new allies Norway and Denmark.

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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/25/2020 9:02:01 PM   
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Pivo Rebyonek reporting north west of Moscow counter attacks destroyed 2 panzer and one infantry division

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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/26/2020 4:25:29 PM   
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The drive which cut both roads near Kalinin has been smashed. I received a communication from Germany to the effect that the commander knew the second hex was too far. It was paired with a ill directed retreat towards the east which allowed the Soviets a bigger bag. If only our Soviet allies were doing as well everywhere.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/26/2020 4:40:29 PM   
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The far front where American troops face the Germans. Our troops are seeing the elephant for the first time. We need seasoning, but are convinced our troops are among the finest in the world. Our tanks and aircraft are top notch and we are producing plenty of them. You see here the debut of a war winning force.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/26/2020 5:00:04 PM   
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We present a German press release about a naval incident on the Black Sea, without comment.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/26/2020 5:10:35 PM   
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The Japanese announcement of the destruction or surrender of the bulk of Chinese forces comes as no surprise. If China had every found an ally willing to fight Japan it would have been different.

It took the Japanese years to defeat the Chinese. Officers we know say they would never stand up to the European and American military forces. Their weakly armed Chi-Ha tank could not scratch the paint on a Matilda or Grant. The mighty tank arm of the Red Army would quickly put them in their place. Japan's aircraft hardly played a role in the Chinese defeat, and her Navy has lost much of its reputation. It is time for Japan to spend years digesting her spoils.

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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/28/2020 1:17:58 AM   
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A source has told us that the Germans do not have a strategic objective in the north. The campaign there is operational. Leningrad is not a target this year.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/28/2020 1:45:51 AM   
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In the southern campaigns no one was able, or willing, to supply a map, so here is an overview.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/29/2020 4:20:49 PM   
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Our source in Germany says that Leningrad is still not an objective, but the troops took what they could get. There were some battles further south along the line, but in general things are quiet there.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/29/2020 5:16:23 PM   
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The roads from Egypt and India, and the sea lanes from the USA, will be full of troops coming to put a stop to German adventurism. The Germans will never be able to spare the troops to cover this expanse.




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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 2/29/2020 7:28:41 PM   
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The Soviets are approaching the breaking point. Despite the massive aid we have sent to Russia the Germans are pushing on.







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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/4/2020 6:36:59 AM   
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The year 1940 has not been kind to the Allies. The boundaries of the Soviet Union are being rewritten every day. A long line seems to be open ended on the eastern flank. This flank could be secured if more troops were sent east, but more troops are a problem.

In the south the Germans are threatening the Middle East and seem to be approaching the Indian border, although in unknown strength. Great Britain is tight lipped about their forces on these fronts, but clearly this area will be active in the new year.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/8/2020 1:40:56 AM   
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Along the main portion of the Soviet-German front it is deep winter and things are rather quiet. Far to the South in the Middle East battles rage.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/8/2020 10:08:11 AM   
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Germany can force the USSR to stretch itself by applying medium resources in new areas. In the south of the Soviet Union there is no defined front line. A unit guarding a railroad line is a luxury. There is no particular objective here. The Germans want to go as fast as they can, as far as they can. Every thrust disrupts Soviet communications.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/8/2020 10:26:09 AM   
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Again in the south we find an assault on Tambov. If this city should fall the Germans could put a drive together that would threaten Moscow from the southeast. A large investment here would present real problems for the Soviets. German sources have long held that an attack from the south was the Heer's answer to the stymied front west of Moscow. All this trouble in the south can be traced back to the decision to pursue Fall Blau rather than continue battering away at Moscow. The captured oil resources are very important, but the operational consequences of the southern drive are critical too.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/8/2020 10:54:19 AM   
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The Germans are now driving below Turkey, heading for the Mediterranean. The Allies cannot fail to see the threat to Egypt. Can Germany possibly have the strength to campaign here against her powerful enemies.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/8/2020 11:12:40 AM   
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The port visit was denied but the Japanese I-boats came any way. In a development, which should be of concern to all Americans, Japan is showing off her submarine strength in Hawaiian waters. Now that her war in China is nearly over Japan may be tempted to further expansion. We trust that the evidence of American resolve she saw at our base at Pearl Harbor has dissuaded her.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/9/2020 4:09:06 PM   
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The Soviets are holding pretty well along the front. In French Indochina indigenous communists have revolted in the borderlands, and have asked the USSR for protection. This will be interesting for the French colonial holdings.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/10/2020 9:42:51 PM   
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It is winter on the East Front but the lack of German success is reassuring. The city of Tambov was a recognized German objective, but the assault there failed. Soviet resistance is impressive.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/11/2020 1:06:55 PM   
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Our American troops are scrambling to pick up pieces as the Germans move quickly. Here we see a concentration of armor near Murmansk. We hate to see our power dribbled away in penny packets. We understand this is a global war, and that we have commitments to allies, but still.





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For quite a while Leningrad had not received much attention, but with the coming of Spring there will be trouble.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/11/2020 1:41:51 PM   
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In a sad development the Germans have brought in reinforcements and Tambov has fallen. The Soviets need more troops in the south, but do they have them?





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Here is an overview of the vastness of the recent German push in the far south.





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RE: GD1938 v.3 BBLC - 3/13/2020 3:41:24 PM   
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Our ally the Soviet Union is carrying the bulk of the flight against the Germans, but she is at about half strength. The Germans are putting pressure on from the south as the direct approach to Moscow is into the bulk of Soviet strength. It is hard for the Soviets to raise the manpower for the newly enlarged front.





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