ljadw:ljadw wrote: ↑24 Mar 2022 21:30I don't see why the figures from WW 2 stats which I have given,should be erroneous . They are official German stats who are accessible at the BA-MA at Freiburg.
Besides, if the whole 6 Army was encircled (338000 men ) how could the Germans have stopped the Soviet advance to the West ?
I presented the documents of the European armies operating in the Battle of Stalingrad. These are not novels by Russian/Soviet writers and they are not works of Soviet historians.
The above two documents of the Romanian headquarters contain all the necessary information to understand which forces of the Romanian troops were in the ring, which did not get into the ring, avoided destruction and were used outside the encirclement ring (west and south of the city) by the German command of HG "B" (from November 26 by the HG "Don")to counter the movement of the Red Army troops to the South and West.
However, it follows from your words that only German soldiers and officers could stop the advance of Soviet troops to the west, and therefore we should not take into account the presence of a colossal number of soldiers and officers of the armies of other European countries acting against of the Red Army's Units.
Do I understand you correctly?
If this is the case, then I have nothing more to add to what has been said above about the number of troops of the European armies that did not fall into the encirclement ring and opposed the movement of the Red Army to the South and West.