☆ 75 Years Ago ✠ Battle of Stalingrad ☆ Decemb…

☆ 75 Years Ago ✠ Battle of Stalingrad ☆
December 29, 1942

General Pavel Rotmistrov, commander 7th Tank Corps

By the morning of 29 December 7th Tank Corps cleared the city and railway hub of Kotelnikovo from German troops. For its accomplishments in December, the corps was renamed 3rd Guards Tank Corps and was awarded the honorary title “Kotelnikovsky”. Rotmistrov was awarded the Order of Suvorov II degree and was promoted to Lieutenant-General of Tank Troops. After the war he became the first Chief Marshal of Armoured Troops of the Soviet Union. #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo