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Today in World War II History—Feb. 2, 1943

Soviet troops patrolling the ruins of Stalingrad, Russia (Russian International News Agency)

Soviet troops patrolling the ruins of Stalingrad, Russia (Russian International News Agency)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 2, 1943: German Sixth Army surrenders to Soviets in Stalingrad—91,000 prisoners are taken, of whom only 5000 survive the war.

Australians counterattack at Wau, New Guinea.