U. 1942 Saturday: At Soldier’s Summit in the Yukon Territory, the Alaska Highway formally opened for traffic. Meanwhile, as the Luftwaffe is grounded on the Eastern Front around Stalingrad, Red Army troops are working to encircle the German Sixth Army in the city and to annihilate the Fourth Panzer Army. On the flanks, Axis allies are fleeing for their lives and the Germans are unable to stop the frenzy. Germans guarding the critical supply bridges at the town of Kalach are aware of armor approaching their lines but believe it to be German armor pulling out of Stalingrad.
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