On to Stalingrad

Operation Winter Storm and the attempt to relieve Sixth Army, December 1942

Horst Scheibert

The first English translation of a German account of the advance on Stalingrad at the end of 1942
Date Published :
May 2021
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
David Dorondo
Series :
Die Wehrmacht im Kampf
Illustration :
16 maps
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781612008066
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


In late November 1942, Soviet forces surrounded Paulus’ Sixth Army in a pocket outside the Russian city of Stalingrad. In response the Germans planned a relief operation, Operation Winter Storm, intended to break through the Soviet forces and open the pocket, releasing the encircled units. The 6th Panzer Division was the spearhead of the German relief force.

The attack started on 12 December 1942 and was aborted on 23 December after heavy Soviet counterattacks. This failure sealed the fate of the German 6th Army in Stalingrad.

This account of the operation was first published in German in 1961, written by the well-respected military historian and retired German officer, Schiebert Horst. It covers the entire operation from the situation in mid-November through the two German offensives, the Soviet counteroffensive and ongoing fighting until early January. This book includes 16 maps from the original edition and is the first English translation of this important German account.

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