Demyansk Pocket (German: Festung Demjansk or Kessel von Demjansk; Russian: ?????????? ?????) is a name for the encirclement of German troops by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the Second World War on the Eastern Front, which existed mainly from February 8 until April 21, 1942. A much smaller pocket was simultaneously surrounded in Kholm, about 100 km to the southwest. These were the results of German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.
The encirclement begun as the first phase of the Demyansk Offensive Operation (7 January 1942 - 20 May 1942) by the Northwestern Front's commander's initiative, General Lieutenant Pavel Kurochkin. The intention was to sever the link betweent he German Demyansk positions, and the Staraya Russa railway that formed the lines of communication of the German 16th Army. However owing to the very difficult wooded and swampy terrain, and heavy snow cover, the initial advance by the Front was very modest against stubborn opposition.
Note: German audio no subtitles.I looked everywhere there are no subtitles for this dvd on the net.The original i ripped did not have subs either.
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