|German prisoner with Red Army captor, Stalingrad 1943? Image found at: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TG865m5bV-A/TuJHg7g7XfI/AAAAAAAAmLE/CzBH9gWr9dY/s1600/Stalingrad+1942+%252822%2529.jpg, accessed 2/12/13.|
One can only imagine the fear, isolation, cold and hunger experienced by Axis forces in December on the Eastern Front. At Stalingrad it went from bad to worse, surrounded and cut off, led by incompetent yes men like Von Paulus they had no hope of getting out of the noose.
|Red Army camels,Stalingrad. Image found at ibid.|