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The Capitulation of Paulus at Stalingrad (January 31, 1943)


January 31, 1943, 11 a.m., Stalingrad. On this freezing winter morning it's a Feldmarshall just promoted that General Laskin of the Red Army has just taken prisoner. This ghostly officer, diminished by weeks of deprivation, is none other than Friedrich paulus : Commander of the 6th Wehrmacht Army. His surrender, unprecedented in German military history, remains today considered a symbol of the turning point of the war on the German-Soviet front. How and why could the most powerful German army endure such a disaster?

See our article: The Battle of Stalingrad.


Video: Stalingrad Surrenders - 1943. Movietone Moments. 31 Jan 20 (January 2022).