julian wrote:ljadw wrote:If the winter was that harsh as Dr Göbbels claimed,and if the Ostheer received no winterclothing,as all authors are parotting,no German soldier would have survived the winter of 1941/1942.Without winterclothing,no one could survive -30 C
The truth is that the numbers of amputations were 0.5 % of the manpower of the Ostheer =15000 on 3 million .
With,or without winter clothing,there still would be amputations .
In november,the winter clothing was waiting in Poland and Germany (operation Boog),but,because of Typhoon,the soldiers had to wait on the winterclothing,which arrived only partially in december .
Source :winterkleidung oder munition
The severity of that winter is and the lack of winterclothing are welldocumented in contemporary accounts. Denying these wellknown facts is an
exercise in futility. One needs only to google on winter 1941-1942 to find scientific papers about this winter being the severest of the 20 th century.
Not an invention of dr Goebbels but a wellknown scientific fact.
Hm:is the weather was that severe,how is it possible that 96 % of the German soldiers were not suffering from frost-bite ?