January 24 1943 – General Friedrich von Paulus is Denied Permission to Surrender in the Battle of Stalingrad

January 24 1943 – General Friedrich von Paulus is Denied Permission to Surrender in the Battle of StalingradRate this post Fighting the bitter cold of Russian winter and resolute defenders, not to mention hunger and fatigue, the 6th German Army could make no progress. Five months after entering Soviet territory, General Friedrich von Paulus sent a message to Adolf Hitler seeking permission to surrender the German position near Stalingrad on January 24, 1943. Der Fuhrer flatly refused the request, setting his soldiers up for a crushing defeat. In late August 1942, Nazi battalions had already pushed into western Russia and galloped to victories against overmatched Soviet troops. Determined to capture […]

January 24, 1965 – Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Died

January 24, 1965 – Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Died5 (100%) 1 vote On January 24, 1965, Britain’s greatest war-time leader Winston Churchill breathed his last in London. Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on October 26, 1951, into aristocracy. He came from the line of the Dukes of Marlborough, a part of the Spencer family. Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston’s father, was a popular politician and the Chancellor of the Exchequer while his mother was a famous American heiress, Jennie Jerome. Winston Churchill was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, and acquired a love for military service very early in his childhood. His relationship with his […]