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German letters from Stalingrad
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"When 22 divisions were cut off by the Russians at the gates of Stalingrad, the Nazis had to rely on air transport for contact with the surrounded troops. One mid-December day a German cargo plane was shot down on its way from the ringed divisions. The wreckage yielded some three hundred letters from doomed soldier of der Fuehrer. The Soviets selected and published a typical one:"

"We live on the steppes. Russians are all around us. Blizzards cut like knives. Falling snow hurts like pinpricks. Our hands and feet are frozen... It is hard to confess even to myself, but it seems to me that at Stalingrad we shall soon win ourselves to death."

Click here to read an assessment of the late-war German soldier...

     


German Letters from the Russian Front (Coronet Magazine, 1943)

German Letters from the Russian Front (Coronet Magazine, 1943)

German Letters from the Russian Front (Coronet Magazine, 1943)

German Letters from the Russian Front (Coronet Magazine, 1943)

German Letters from the Russian Front (Coronet Magazine, 1943)

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