The Second World War came to the town of Demyansk in the fall of 1941, when it was abandoned by Soviet troops during a German counterattack near the city of Staraya Russa. And then for 14 months until the spring of 1943 this region was under German occupation.
For Stalin, Demyansk was an important milestone for the future breakthrough and dismantling of the front of Army Group “Sever” (“North”).
From 1941-1944, up to 30 divisions of the Romanian army took part in the war against the USSR. In general, during the war, on the side of Hitler Germany, Romania lost 600 thousand people (of which 400 thousand were irretrievable losses). As you know, the Romanian army was the largest among the allied forces of Germany.
All of France have been resisting Nazi Germany for 43 days, but in the end, surrendered anyway. Only one building in Stalingrad was holding down the fort for 58 days by 24 soldiers until reinforcements arrived ... The name of this building is Pavlov’s House.
This article represents German prisoners of war’s testimonies, as well as letters captured by the Red army on shot down German transport aircrafts, which stated that the position of troops in the Stalingrad area was getting harder every day.
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