A Time to Die
0700 August 20th 1944.
General Jacob's 4. Panzerarmee is ordered to retake Warsaw.
0800 August 20th 1944.
The skies above France.
Air combat resumes over France.
Air Generals Bulowius and Kesselring inflict heavy casualties on Allied ground troops.
A minor counter attack against Cholet is easily beaten back.
1200 August 20th 1944.
General Friessner assaults Nantes after retaking Cholet. He would succeed in crossing the Loire.
2000 August 20th 1944.
The skies above France.
The Luftwaffe's fighter wings hand out more punishment.
0400 August 21st 1944.
IV. Korps Headquarters. Lublin, Poland.
Von Manstein had things more or less under control for now.
To maintain his position he orders more counter attacks in Zamosc and Stryj to halt any Soviet build up. He decided now was not quite the right time to advance.
0800 August 21st 1944.
VII. Armeekorps Headquarters. Paris, France.
Model continued to turn the heat up on the Allies.
A major assault was launched at Amiens. This would relieve a lot of pressure from Lille and the surrounding areas if successful.
OKH and 16. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division would advance together to occupy Amiens and Model's VII. Armeekorps would provide support.
The assault would continue overnight and into the next day with more and more Allied troops coming to Amiens defence.
At 0200 on August 22nd Eisenhower tried again for Paris.
His assault would fail once again but Model had no choice but to call off the assault on Amiens.
General Friessner was still advancing into Nantes despite more Allied troops arriving in its defence. He would win regardless of these new forces.
On the Eastern Front the battle for Zamosc entered its third day. General Konev had arrived in the southern sector of the Front.
1400 August 22nd 1944.
OKW Headquarters. Lille, France.
General Steiner knew he would be attacked he just didn't know when.
Now he knew when and he also knew who. Bradley had shown up at long last. He would hold his position largely due to the weakened forces in Amiens from Model's earlier attack.
2300 August 23rd 1944.
IV. Armeekorps Headquarters. Lublin, Poland.
Von Bock had asked von Manstein for assistance in Zamosc as more and more Soviets troops were arriving making his assault drag on far too long.
Von Manstein added both his own IV. Armeekorps to the attack as well as Guderian's Heeresgruppe Mitte also based in Lublin. Zukov had taken over from Konev on the Soviet side.
He also ordered another assault on Stryj as Soviet forces were building there once again.
Both attacks would result in German victory, the costs were beginning to mount for von Manstein's forces though, in particular von Bock's 1. Panzerarmee.