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13th Guards Sacrifice
Scenario Description
The 13th Guards Division fought bravely and suffered tremendous losses after rushing into the burning city. Their sacrifice saved the 62nd Army from collapse. The German all out assault forces the command post of the 42nd Guards Rifle Regiment into the Univermag department store. With armor support, units of the 7lst Infantry Division will blast them out and throw the Guardsmen into the Volga.
Scenario Date
September 22, 1942
Stalingrad, Russia
Battle Name
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle Narrative
In the Battle of Stalingrad, Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia. Marked by fierce close-quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it is one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with an estimated 2 million total casualties. After their defeat at Stalingrad, the German High Command had to withdraw considerable military forces from the Western Front to replace their losses.
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