Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jan

26

1943

Desperate fighting in Stalingrad but no surrender

Soldiers from Bezdetko's mortar battery firing at German positions. 22 January 1943

Troops are without ammunition and food. We have contact with some elements of six divisions only. There are signs of disintegration on the southern, western and northern fronts. Unified command is no longer possible. Little change on the eastern side. We have 18,000 wounded who are without any kind of bandages or medicines at all.