December 12, This Day during the World War ll

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December 12, 1942 – Operation Little Saturn was a Red Army operation on the Eastern Front of World War II that led to battles in the northern Caucasus and Donets Basin regions of the Soviet Union from December 1942 to February 1943. The success of Operation Uranus, launched on 19 November 1942, had trapped 250,000 – 300,000 troops of General Friedrich Paulus’s German 6th Army and 4th Panzer Army in Stalingrad. To exploit this victory, the Soviet general staff planned a winter campaign of continuous and highly ambitious offensive operations, codenamed “Saturn”. Later Joseph Stalin reduced his ambitious plans – due to his initial huge losses attacking the Axis troops – to a relatively small campaign codenamed “Operation Little Saturn”.

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