Luftwaffe continued night bombing setting much of the city ablaze hence reducing the rest to rubble ( Harrison 595). The Soviet troops outside the town on November 19, hurled a counterattack which entombed the Germans inside the Stalingrad. They were divided into two sets, group A and group B. the work of group A was attacking the South ending to Rostov smearing out through the trans-Caucasus going to the Caspian sea while grabbing the oil fields at Maikop. Group B its primary task was to secure Northern Flank alongside the Don while cutting the vibrant Soviet freight movement on the Volga. Stalin prohibited the civilians from leaving the city saying their presence would encourage high resistance from the defenders of the city ( Piehler 105). Children and women were given the work of building protective fortifications and trench works. 1077 th anti-aircrafts (AA) Regiment which was a unit made up of young women who volunteered without any training to participate in ground targets. The German 16 th Panzer Division had to fight with the 1077 th gunners up to when all the 37 AA batteries were overrun and destroyed. In the beginning, the Soviets depended on the worker's militias who were not openly involved in the war production. Within a short period,
Surname 3 tanks were produced and manned by volunteers from the factory workers. The tanks were driven from the plant floor to the front line without gun sights and paints. At the end of the fight, 99% of the town of Stalingrad was destroyed showing how deadly the attack was. The red army recuperated more than two-thirds of what the Germans occupied in 1943. However, on the eastern front of the city, Soviets succeeded in defeating the German army which would not be possible if the Nazis had reached the Caucasus and controlled the Caspian oil wells. The Soviets propelled Operation Uranus on November 19 that made three militaries to cross the Don River and smash the Romanian third army (Hickman). Romanian fourth army was shattered by two Soviet armies on November 20 th . This was in the south of Stalingrad. On November 23 rd , the Kalach United enabling the Soviets forces to encircle the 6 th army trapping about 250,000 troops. These outbreaks were made somewhere else alongside the eastern front to avoid the Germans from guiding supports to Stalingrad ( Piehler 105). Hitler prevented the
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