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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 3:15 p.m. PST

… Alexander Lizyukov

"On Sept. 17, 1942, Gen. Mikhail Katukov was sitting in a meeting with other Soviet generals and dictator Joseph Stalin. The situation at the front was grim, coming months after the devastating Soviet defeat at the Second Battle of Kharkov, and as German armies pushed into urban Stalingrad at the beginning of perhaps the bloodiest battle in human history.

Among several matters, Stalin was concerned about high-ranking defections within the Red Army.

Earlier that summer, Gen. Andrey Vlasov, a Soviet general and one-time adviser to Chiang Kai Shek, surrendered his isolated army near Leningrad and defected a major propaganda victory for the Axis, which dropped leaflets on Soviet lines with images of the general in German hands…"
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