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    'The struggle for Stalingrad is nearing a successful conclusion. Today or tomorrow we may expect to receive important OKW announcements about the success achieved. The German Press will have to prepare an impressive tribute to celebrate the victorious outcome of this all-important battle for the city of Stalingrad.'

    Daily Keynote from Reich Press Chief Tuesday 15 September 1942

    In Berlin the official Wehrmacht accounts of the battle gave rise to mock communiqu├ęs:

    'Our troops captured a two-roomed flat with kitchen, toilet and bathroom, and managed to retain two-thirds of it despite hard-fought counterattacks by the enemy.'
     

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