The Enormous Trap that could have changed World War II

Enormous Trap

The deafening roars of Soviet artillery awoke the 3rd Romanian Army slumbering inside their frozen trenches in the early morning of November 20, 1942. The Axis troops were expecting an attack on the right bank of the Don River, but they were totally unprepared for the sheer scale of the massive Soviet counter-offensive. The Romanians fought hard as a brutal battle ensued, but so did the Soviets, who overwhelmed them with their imposing tanks. By mid-day, Commander Petre Dumitrescu told German Army Group South that it was a matter of time before the front at the Don River collapsed. And when it did, the USSR unleashed its master plan. It was called Operation Uranus, and it called for the encirclement of the Axis forces in the vicinity of Stalingrad. The Soviets were ready to take their territory back! –

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