Sunday Feb 11, 2024

Two victories: Stalingrad and Leningrad, 1943 — Beyond Barbarossa, episode 43

The Red Army finally scores two major victories in January 1943 — in the two cities where it mattered most. 

The surrender of the Sixth Army: 

Map 1: End of the battle of Stalingrad


Map 2: Operation Iskra 

 OperationIskra.jpeg Source: Wikipedia

Photos: The surrender at Stalingrad 


Left to right: Field Marshal F. Paulus, C-in-C, 6th Army; Gen. W. Schmidt, Chief of Staff; Col. Adam, Paulus' adjutant. 


General Konstantin Rokossovsky, commander of the Don Front that captured the 6th Army in Stalingrad. 


The aftermath in Stalingrad. Source: Wikimedia Commons.


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