8 October 1941
Russian Bryansk Front army escaped German encirclement, 50,000 Soviet soldiers captured.
Germans capture Orel
Heavy rain begins on Eastern Front, mud slows down all movement
General of Panzer Troops Georg-Hans Reinhardt takes command of Third Panzer Army
Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, Robert Kirchubel
. A 'unit history' written on the largest scale, tracing the campaigns fought by the four Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, from their roles in the early German victories, to their eventual defeat and destruction in the ruins of the Reich. A very useful contribution to the literature on the Eastern Front. [read full review
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 October 1941, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_10_08.html