DID 1/6 SCALE WWII GERMAN CHEST EAGLE INSIGNIA FROM CAPTAIN THOMAS, 6th ARMY, STALINGRAD 1942 BOX FROM PRODUCT NUMBER D80094 ITEM IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION NOTES1: THIS ITEM CAME OUT OF A NEW BOXED FIGURE, IT HASN’T BEEN HANDLED EXCEPT BY ME WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX.
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More on the Battle of Stalingrad:
On 28 June 1942, Army Group South began Operation Blau, the German Army’s summer offensive into southern Russia.The goals of the operation were to secure both the oil fields at Baku, Azerbaijan, and the city of Staligrad on the river Volgato protect the forces advancing into the Caucasus.After two months, the 6th Army reached the outskirts of Stalingrad on 23 August.On the same day, over 1,000 aircraft of the Luftflotte 4bombed the city, killing many civilians.
Stalingrad was defended by the 62nd Army (Soviet Union)under the command of General Vasily Chuikov.Despite German air superiority over Stalingrad, and with more artillery pieces than the Red Army, progress was reduced to no more than several meters a day. Eventually, by mid November, the 62nd Army had been pushed to the banks of the Volga, but the 6th Army was unable to eliminate the remaining Soviet troops.
On 19 November the Stavka launched Operation Uranus, a major offensive by Soviet forces on the flanks of the German army. The first pincer attacked far to the west of the Don, with the second thrust beginning a day later attacking far to the south of Stalingrad. The 6th Army’s flanks were protected by Romanian troops, who were quickly routed, and on 23 November, the pincers met at Kalach-na-Donu, thereby encircling 6th Army. A relief attempt was launched on 12 December, codenamed Operation Winter Storm, but this failed. The army surrendered between 31 January and 2 February 1943. German casualties are 147,200 killed and wounded and over 91,000 captured, the latter including 24 generals and 2,500 officers of lesser rank. Only 5,000 would return to Germany after the war.
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