Monday, November 19, 2012

Nov

19

1942

Operation Uranus – shock attack outside Stalingrad

A T-34 carrying Soviet troops in the snow during the offensive outside Stalingrad.

The next thing I knew was that all hell had broken loose. The vibrating air blew out the candle and we were trying to sort ourselves out in utter darkness. The whole place trembled, bits of earth fell on to us and the noise was deafening. We were sleep drunk, and kept bumping into each other, mixing up our uniforms, our boots and other equipment, and shouting out loudly to relieve our tension.