Foreign News: Stalingrad Story

To Germany from Moscow last week went a Christmas parcel wrapped in propaganda TNT. It was a big enough parcel to touch the hearts of 250,000 families bereaved by the debacle at Stalingrad. The card enclosed was signed by Lieut. General Walther von Seydlitz, a veteran of Stalingrad and now vice chairman of the Free German Committee.

Seydlitz had a story to tell: On Nov. 19, 1942 the Red trap was sprung on the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad. Its ambitious commander, Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus, at once asked Hitler's permission to fall back from the untenable positions on the...

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