By Heinz Guderian
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Intelligence stories over the past few days indicated that 4 new Russian armies have been more likely to seem eastward of the road Novgorod-Severski—west of Bryansk-Elnya-Rzhev-Ostashkov: the Russians have been additionally believed to be fortifying this line. via July twenty fifth the next issues were reached: 1st Cavalry department, the realm south-east of Novye Bychov ; 4th Panzer department, Chernikov-Krichev; tenth (Motorised) Infantry department, Chvikov ; third Panzer department, Lobkovitchi. 263rd Infantry department, Machine-gun Battalion five, Infantry Regiment Gross-Deutschland, 18th Panzer department and 292nd Infantry department, the realm south of Prudki and round the airfield of Shatalovka: this latter was once now in use by way of our aid planes, and needs to accordingly be stored out of diversity of the enemy artillery. tenth Panzer department, Elnya; SS-Das Reich, north of Elnya. seventeenth Panzer department, Chenzovo and to the south; twenty ninth (Motorised) Infantry department, south of Smolensk. 137th Infantry department, Smolensk. Enemy cavalry lower the railway line close to Bobruisk. On July twenty sixth the Russians persisted to assault round Elnya. I asked that the 268th Infantry department be despatched as much as advance the Elnya salient and to permit the panzer troops to be withdrawn; in spite of everything their marching and scuffling with they badly wanted a interval of leisure and upkeep. At midday I went to third Panzer department to congratulate version on a well-earned Knight's move and to profit the placement on his division's entrance. subsequent I drove to 4th Panzer department the place I observed Generals Freiherr von Geyr and Freiherr von Langermann. in the direction of night a message got here in that the Russians had damaged into our Smolensk bridgehead to the north of the Dnieper within the 137th Infantry Division's region. instant intelligence had trained us that there has been a connection among the Russian twenty first military at Gomel, the thirteenth military at Rodnia and the 4th military to the south of Roslavl. in this day Hoth succeeded in remaining the pocket east of Smolensk from the north. The remnants of ten Russian divisions have been hence on the mercy of third Panzer workforce. In our rear robust Russian forces which have been retaining out round Mogilev have been eventually destroyed. On returning to my headquarters I obtained a sign at 22. 00 hrs. from military staff, ordering me to be at Orsha airfield for a convention at 12. 00 hrs. subsequent day. any such convention was once priceless, considering that over the last few days divergences of opinion about the state of affairs had seemed and those needed to be cleared up. whereas Fourth military had seemed the hazard to the Smolensk sector as very severe, we within the Panzer crew have been of the opinion that our most threatening enemy used to be now to the south of Roslavl and east of Elnya. because of devices being retained at the Dnieper, west of Smolensk, crises and losses had happened within the Roslavl sector that may were kept away from. the connection among the commander of the Fourth military and myself had, consequently, turn into strained to an bad measure. On July twenty seventh, followed by way of my leader of employees, Lieutenant-Colonel Freiherr von Liebenstein, I flew over Orsha to Borissov, the headquarters of the military staff, so as to obtain my directions for destiny operations and to file at the situation of the troops below my command.