Mail Call in Stalingrad

Beginning with the encirclement of the German Six Armee at Stalingrad on 19 November 1942 and continuing through 31 December 1942, the Luftwaffe air-lifted fifteen tons of outgoing mail from Stalingrad. During the same period of time, the Luftwaffe flew in seventy-three tons of incoming mail to the Stalingrad pocket — an average of two tons of mail per day. All of this mail was sorted and delivered by 257 military postal workers from Six Armee who were trapped in the pocket.

(Source   Stopped At Stalingrad–the Luftwaffe and Hitler’s Defeat in the East 1942-1943. 

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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