[H2H][Hyp-HISB] [EA or not] After the taking of Kiev, von Rundstedt
wanted to continue his all forces push Eastward. Without hesitation
the panzer forces then thrust to the East, even in the South
any forward movement would help Army Group Center's drive on
Moscow. For von Rundstedt his vision was Kharkov. To get there
he pushed his troops through the muddy plowed Sunflower fields
and the soggy roads of Fedorovka. This battle must be fought.
Many trooper today, in '41, will return to the fight in 1943.
Instead of the Germans advancing to a victory they would be advancing
to stop the Russian drive to surround and capture Kharkov. This
early war role reversal is a must win for the Germans. The Russians
could only try to stop them. The mud may stop them both.