Stille Nacht

German campaigns and battles 1919-1945.

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Stille Nacht

Post by MAMC » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:49 pm

Ever since I became interested in military history,(which is as long as I can remember) on Christmas eve I am reminded of the plight of those German soldiers at Stalingrad. In matters of military history it must stand as one of the poignant of all. Within a short few months they had come from being an all conquering army to the reality of being a doomed one. As the excellent Schroter book relates, two hundred and twenty thousand men were to stay in Stalingrad for a few weeks, but they will stay there for all eternity....
I know there were many more souls deserving of our pity on this Christmas across German occupied Europe....
Either way, let us all remember them tonight.....
"Coming back is secondary today.......

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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:44 am

Have a look over here:
http://www.feldgrau.com/articles.php?ID=74
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Re: Stille Nacht

Post by MAMC » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:19 pm

Prosper Vandenbroucke wrote:Have a look over here:
http://www.feldgrau.com/articles.php?ID=74
Kindly regards from Belgium
Prosper :wink: :wink:

Thanks for this link. Yes his book (Schroeter) is very moving and telling......
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