THE DRIVE ON MOSCOW, 1941: OPERATION TAIFUN AND GERMANY’S FIRST GREAT CRISIS IN WORLD WAR II
288pp., 16 plates, P.B. 2018. Despite the overwhelming initial German success, however, the Soviet capital did not fall. German combat units as well as supply transport were bogged down in mud caused by autumn rains. General Zhukov was called back to Moscow and given the desperate task to recreate defence lines west of Moscow.