Allied turn of June 6th, 1941
The Germans continued their advance, mostly in the South of the USSR. Overall, nine rifle corps were destroyed or forced to surrender. Many more are surrounded, or almost surrounded, and can not be saved.
In the North, German forces are closing in on Minsk. The first line of defense is farther East around Mogliev, with some tanks digging in in the sector. However, the Daugava has not been crossed yet. It is a matter of time, but how long it will take might affect the situation in the whole North sector.
In the South, German and Italian armors crossed the Dniester and encircled a large chunk of Soviet troops North-West of Odessa. The Axis supply line is very thin and barely defended, however, the lack of cavalry in the sector cancelled any opportunity there might have been to at least temporarily cut supply to the forward Axis tanks. For now, Stavka will try to slow down the Axis at the Dnieper.
In other sectors, the Fins reached the Svir, while Soviet Cavalry is harassing Soviet troops in the center of the country. In Hamburg, the 23rd Separate Corps was encircled and German PanzerGrenadiers are about to assault the city. Soviet tanks are still advancing toward Teheran.
However, the most worrisome news for Stavka, is that the Axis can field at least 18 mobile corps (counting the one around Hamburg that seems to be coming back from the East). This is a formidable force that will be hard to stop.
In other sectors, German fighters are now contesting British bombing of strategic targets, forcing Bombing Command to revaluate the procedure, and the Battle of the Atlantic rages on, still very violent.
The most important news is probably that the courier bringing to Moscow the updated maps of the different sectors seems to have been lost, or was captured, or killed, maybe he deserted…?
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