Sunday Jan 28, 2024

Stalingrad: Ultimatum and Fantasy

The Germans in the Stalingrad cauldron reject the Soviets' final offer of surrender. The Red Army responds by crushing the cauldron. 

Map 1: The end of the Kessel


Source: Military History Now 

The ultimatum to Stalingrad: 



3-engine German transport plane lands at Pitomnik airfield.


Red Army soldiers attack in the ruins of Stalingrad.


Antony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege 1942–1943. Penguin Books, 1998.

Antony Beevor, The Second World War. London, UK: Little, Brown and Co., 2012.

William Craig, Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad. Old Saybrook, CT, USA: Konecky & Konecky, 1973.

Anthony Tucker-Jones, Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin’s War 1941–1945. Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press, 2017

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