Please help with information about the Battle of Cholm 1942

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Risto Hietanen
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Please help with information about the Battle of Cholm 1942

Post by Risto Hietanen » 05 Apr 2003 19:41

Hi all,

I'm currently doing some research on the battle of the Russian town of Cholm during January 1942 to May 1942. I have found it quite difficult to find good information about this battle.
I would be most grateful for any information about units involved, photos, maps or books about this battle.

Does anybody what the town of Cholm looks like today?

Any information is highly appreciated, wether from a Russian or German perspective is of equal interest.

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Post by Benoit Douville » 06 Apr 2003 02:40

Riso Hietanen,

In December of 1941, the German Offensive in Russia came to a halt. The Soviet leadership unleashed its reserves in a counteroffensive. In the Northern sector, the Third Russian Shock Army achieved a breakthrough on 8 January 1942 and enveloped German forces at a number of spots, including Demjansk.

About 100 kilometers southwest of Demjansk, lay the small town of Cholm. The German garrison there was surrounded on 21 January. As in other cases, Hitler ordered them to hold to the last man. Generalmajor Theodor Scherer, the commander of 281.Sicherungs-Division, was tasked with organizing Cholm's defense. From the mishmash of German units reeling back from the Soviet attack, he organized approximately 5500 men and held the city for 105 days against overwhelming odds.

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Book om Cholm ?

Post by Risto Hietanen » 06 Apr 2003 09:48

Hi all,

First of all, thank you for your valuable help!

Another question: I'm looking a for a book called "La poche de Cholm" by the French author Francois de Lannoy. I've not been able to find it on Amazon.fr, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.uk. Does anyone know where I might find the book?

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Post by SeppCaesar » 27 Apr 2004 22:40

Did the Waffen SS participate in the defense?

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 28 Apr 2004 15:18

Mayby this page will help you

http://used.addall.com/SuperRare/submit ... oreZVAB=on

Cheers/Juha

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