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Ten German divisions of common soldiers marked by the red cross, which means, these divisions do not exist any more. Below: Sacrificed for nothing!
You can thank this to Your Fuehrer!
So the German Army experienced one year after the big German catastrophe of Stalingrad during the leadership of Adolf Hitler another Stalingrad.
As in Stalingrad the German troops inside the ring of Korsun received the unrealizable order, to hold a strategically impossible position.
As in Stalingrad the German troops near Korsun got the promise of Adolf Hitler, that there would come help and rescue; they hoped in vain.
As in Stalingrad many German officers wanted to accept honorable conditions of capitulation, for they preferred to save the lives of ten thousands of German soldiers instead of sacrificing them in a position without hope.
As in Stalingrad they were inhibited doing it by the order of Adolf Hitler. As in Stalingrad and everywhere at the German eastern front the german strategy was dictated by the "intuition" of Adolf Hitler, by which, on the cost of ten thousands German mothers, wives and girls, their sons, husbands and fiances died for an aim, lost since a long time, on Russian ground.
Seldom in history has a military commander caused such a vast disaster, as Hitler in did Stalingrad. Now he has presented the second Stalingrad to the Germans.
How many more Stalingrad's shall there be?
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[Translation by Bernd Schlueter]