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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2019 11:59 a.m. PST

… Account.

"The Battle of Stalingrad ended in a disaster for the Germans. Many died, many survived as POW only to die later in Russian captivity. Stalingrad in January-February 1943 was a vision from hell. There was a witness who saw the end of the German Sixth Army. A British correspondent, Alexander Werth. Here is what he says in his book."Russia At War: 1941-1945" . Below is an adaptation.

I remembered the long and anxious days of the summer of 1942, and the London night blitz, and photographs of Hitler, grinning on the steps of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Paris, and the dreary days of 1938 and 1939., When Europe nervously caught Berlin radio and listened to the cries of Hitler, accompanied by the cannibal German roar of the crowd. And I saw a sign of severe, but divine justice in these frozen cesspools in these gnawed horse skeletons and yellow corpses of Germans starved to death in the courtyard of the Red Army in Stalingrad…"
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14Bore30 Nov 2019 2:13 p.m. PST

Grim stuff Armand

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2019 2:37 p.m. PST

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Barin101 Dec 2019 11:35 p.m. PST

Very good book. It was printed in Russia in 60s with some censorship, but for me it was one of the first oportunities to look at the war from a different country perscpective.
In 90s it was reprinted as original vesrsion, so I've been reading it again…

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