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By Center of Military History, George L. MacGarrigle

A sequence of illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns within which U.S. military troops participated in the course of international struggle II.

each one brochure describes the strategic atmosphere, lines the operations of the key American devices concerned, and analyzes the effect of the crusade on destiny operations.

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After the battle of Stalingrad, Hitler suggested through the Swedish Red Cross that Jakov be exchanged for Field Marsha! Paulus. Stalin refused, saying: "A marshal would not be exchanged for a lieutenant". 46 CATASTROPHE: 1941 LENINGRAD BLOCKADED O n 8 September 1941, the German Army isolated Leningrad from the rest of Russia. Hitler decided not to storm the city but to reduce it by bombardment and starvation, the prelude to 900 days of unmitigated hardship, hunger and horror. There were 2,544,000 civilians in the city, 400,000 of them children and 340,000 in the suburbs, trapped in the greatest and longest siege endured by a modern city.

Most defenders were dead or wounded. In the final phase, the few survivors, among them the man who carved the inscription on the wall, mounted a last stand in underground chambers and tunnels, entombed as they were in debris. 33 CATASTROPHE: 1941 Left Civilians help themselves to salt. All civilians suffered horrendously in the first weeks of the war. If they escaped with their lives, too much was heaped upon them. They suffered either from drastic and brutal emergency mobilization measures or mandatory orders.

Plans were drawn up in July to establish a "second line of industrial defence" in the eastern hinterland. Whole factories were transplanted, not only from those industries threatened by the German advance. The manufacture of armour plate was transferred eastwards, the manufacture of tank engines was immediately transferred from Kharkov to Chelyabinsk in the Urals. Evacuation also facilitated the conversion of industries to war production. With the machines and equipment went the workers and the technical staff, often whole families.

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