However, soon the German command had to learn that surrounded and defeated the army of four western districts (Baltic, Western, Kiev and Odessa) were only a part of the "main forces Russian ground troops." And in place of broken divisions from the depths of the vast country approached all the new and new and new connections. By July 10-15 has been basically completed the redeployment of troops in the theater of the second strategic echelon (16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24 and 28 th Army). In mid-July as part of the army - despite the enormous losses of the first weeks of the war - it was already about 234 divisions. (3, p. 105) By the end of July 1941 were formed 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 43, 49th Army. In total during the two-month battle of Smolensk was put into action 104 divisions and 33 brigades. (21) In a comparable period of time (a record in the "War Diary" by F. Halder on August 2) all connections of the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front received only 47 thousand. Man recharge. This corresponds to 3 "a calculated divisions."