Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany's Allies on the by Jonathan Trigg

By Jonathan Trigg

Nazi Germany�s attack at the Soviet Union in the summertime of 1941, Operation Barbarossa, was once the biggest invasion in heritage. virtually 3.5 million males smashed into Stalin�s crimson military, achieving the gates of Leningrad, Moscow and Sevastopol. yet no longer all of this tremendous military used to be German; certainly, through the summer season of 1942, over 500,000 have been Romanians, Italians, Hungarians, Slovaks and Croatians � Hitler�s Axis allies. As a part of the German offensive that 12 months, greater than 4 allied armies complex to the Don basically to be totally annihilated within the crimson Army�s Saturn and Uranus wintry weather offensives. thousands have been killed, wounded or captured, and the German 6th military was once left surrounded and death within the rubble of Stalingrad. Poorly built, usually badly led and absolutely unprepared for the conflict, they have been requested to struggle. Drawing on first-hand money owed from veterans and civilians, in addition to formerly unpublished resource fabric, loss of life at the Don tells the tale of 1 of the best army mess ups of the second one international War.

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