USNbubblehead Wrote:
Feb 06, 2013 9:16 AM
Three of the most tragic aspects of this battle for the Germans, was Hitler's staunch refusal to let the Sixth Army break out and fight their way towards the relief force, the Fourth Panzer Army under Field Marshall von Manstein, the denial of requests for winter equipment for the Sixth Army, and Hitler's agreeing to let the Luftwaffe try to supply them. Practically everyone on the German High Command and senior government knew it was a farce, and that Goering was blowing smoke. These must have been a bitter pills for them to swallow.