Monday, November 19, 2007


This Day in the History of Bad News for the Nazis

On this day in 1942, Soviet forces took the offensive at the Battle of Stalingrad. The German 6th Army under Paulus had taken 95% of the city but had to leave its flanks outside Stalingrad manned by Romanian forces (with some Italian and Hungarian forces), who did not stand up to determined Soviet attacks.


Check out the movie 'Enemy at the Gates". It gives some idea of what this siege was like.
I liked it OK, but I was familiar with the Zeitsev story before and I thought it wasn't savage enough. They have made several Stalingrad movies but none really capture the intensity and scope of the fight.
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