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Operation Uranus

During World War II, Operation Uranus was the Soviet counterattack against German forces in Stalingrad.

The double envelopment was launched on 19 November 1942 with twin attacks that met each other at Kalach[?] four days later. More than a quarter million Axis soldiers were cut off from supplies just as the harsh winter began to take hold.

Forbidden to break out from the encirclement, the German Sixth Army fell to a number of Soviet ground attacks on 31 January 1943. 100,000 soldiers surrendered to the Russians, although only about 6,000 survived captivity to be returned to Germany years after the end of the war. Conducted in rough coordination with the Mars[?] attack near Moscow.



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