By William Fowler
Вслед за №№ 1-3 и № four журнала Blitzkrieg, посвященных начальному периоду 2-й Мировой, предлагаю Вашему вниманию № five - о провале блицкрига (бои под Сталинградом и на Украине).
Уникальные фотографии, в т.ч. цветные.
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Swatiska flag is still flying above Stalingrad. 45 local time Paulus surrendered after his HQ in the basement of BLITZKRIEG BLITZKRIEG ABOVE: Prisoners trudge past the huge Stalingrad g r a i n silo that had been both a landmark and a fortress during the fighting in 1 9 4 2 . the Univermag building had been surrounded. Gaunt and exhausted, the recently promoted Field Marshal emerged with his staff to surrender to the men of General Chuikov's 62nd Army. Hitler had stated that no German Field Marshal had ever surrendered and hoped that Paulus would commit suicide rather than surrender.
BLITZKRIEG Panzerjager Tiger (P) Elefant "Elephant" SP anti-tank gun, would also go into action at Kursk for the first time. It had been the loser in the competition to design the Tiger, so the chassis that had been built were converted into huge self propelled anti-tank guns. The attack at Kursk was first scheduled to begin on May 4 but was cancelled and reinstated for July 4 1943. Even Hitler was starting to suffer from "cold feet" and confessed that he was worried that the operation would not achieve the same level of surprise enjoyed in offensives in previous years.
These attacks were launched in August and ended by September. The plan for Stalingrad would be a double envelopment by attacks on the vulnerable flanks to the north and south. On November 11 the Germans in Stalingrad had one final effort at eliminating the 62nd Army in savage fighting in the city. Chuikov was urged to hang on. " ABOVE: In late summer G e r m a n mechanised and mounted troops move eastwards. In a few months the horses w o u l d be slaughtered and eaten. 29 DER TOTALER Our troops against northwest in the approaches German forces.