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.