TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020

V. 1942 Saturday: The Germans continue pressing their attacks on the Soviet defenders in the smoldering city of Stalingrad. They have cut the city into pockets but the Red Army and militia units continue clinging to the crossings on the Volga River. The Luftwaffe continues its attacks across the city continuing to reduce it to rubble, which means the underground is contested as much as what’s left above ground. German artillery continues hammering Russian supply boats crisscrossing the Volga River. Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Friedrich Paulus continues preparing the decisive hammer blow he plans to drop on the 14th.