Angela Merkel's Stalingrad?

As Europe’s major power since it was united in 1870, Germany has consistently tended to over-rate its ability to lead the lesser and often discordant nations of that continent. So it is poignant that the latest Eurozone summit occurs 70 years to the day, June 28, 1942, when Hitler, confident in the overwhelming superiority of German arms, launched operation Blue. This 3.5 million man offensive was intended to destroy the Soviet armies in southern Russia, capture Stalingrad (now known as Volgograd) and then push on to seize vital oil fields along the Caspian.

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