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Today in World War II History—Dec. 21, 1942

Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Dec 1942 (Russian International News Agency)

Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Dec 1942 (Russian International News Agency)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 21, 1942: German forces under Gen. Erich von Manstein come within 30 miles of Stalingrad, but Hitler refuses to allow Sixth Army to break out of the besieged city to meet them.