Classic “World at War” episode 9 footage on the battle of Stalingrad.
In an earlier blog post I asked what happened on January 31, 1943. I also asked about a song played in Germany on this sad day.The winners can now be announced:
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Paulus surrendered at Stalingrad. Those poor soldiers…and it was all Hitler’s fault.
Comment by brycesdaddy1105 — January 30, 2017 @ 4:08 pm
For info, Bruckner’s beautiful adagio was played twice in Germany during WW2: on January 31, 1943, after Paulus surrendered, and on May 1, 1945, as prelude to the announcement of Hitler’s death by Karl Dönitz.
Comment by hermie — January 30, 2017 @ 5:01 pm
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I blogged about Paulus before; you can read more about him by clicking the link below: