World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Shadows on the Snow

For two weeks the Red Army had not appreciably advanced on either the central front or the Don-Volga front. This could mean one of three things: 1) the offensives were stalled; 2) the Russians were slowly reducing German strong points and mopping up German pockets; 3) the Red Army was preparing new attacks.

From the battles, shrouded in the Russian snows, fragments of specific news emerged:

> The Luftwaffe had thrown German, Rumanian, Italian and Hungarian planes into the German defense and counterattacks. Air transports flew men and supplies to the relief of the partly encircled German and Rumanian troops at Stalingrad,...

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