Daily Archives: December 5, 2011

Red Army launches counteroffensive along Moscow front 70 years ago today (1941)


Video: Soviets counterattack in Battle of Moscow (at 4:26)

(Friday, December 5, 1941) — General Georgy Zhukov launched a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre during the Battle of Moscow on the Eastern Front of World War II. Continue reading Red Army launches counteroffensive along Moscow front 70 years ago today (1941)

‘Sullivan’s Travels’ opens in Portugal 70 years ago tonight (1941)


Video: 'Sullivan's Travels' trailer

(Friday, December 5, 1941)Sullivan’s Travels, a comedy about a movie director who longs to make a socially relevant drama but eventually learns that comedies are his more valuable contribution to society, opened tonight in Portugal.

Directed by Preston Sturges, the film stars Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake (the film would open in New York on Jan. 28, 1942).