When Germany’s Sixth Army advanced to Stalingrad in 1942, its
long-extended flanks were mainly held by its allied armies―the
Romanians, Hungarians, and Italians. But as history tells us, these
flanks quickly caved in before the massive Soviet counter-offensive
which commenced that November, dooming the Germans to their first
catastrophe of the war. However, the historical record also makes
clear that one allied unit held out to the very end,... more...