However -- Who came up with the modus operandi of the battle plan first (Zhukov? Vasilevsky?).
Or, was there a model for the battle plan?
If there was no model -- is it possible for just 1 or 2 men to create such a plan in a single night?
These questions are a blind spot in history.
"Taierzhuang 1938 Stalingrad 1942" (ISBN 9780983843597) provides an insight into what provided Zhukov with the battle plan for the Battle of Stalingrad.
It also answers the questions in the blind spot in the histories of WW2 which are crucial to the development and outcome of WW2:
Why did Japan invade China & what difference did it make to WW2?
Japan intended to invade Siberia (USSR) at the time of Operation Barbarossa but attacked Pearl Harbor instead what made Japan change its target?
What saved Russia (USSR) from having to fight and being defeated in a 2-front war against Germany & Japan at the same time in WW2?
Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor forced the US to join the war against Japan and Germany in WW2 what made Japan attack the US (Pearl Harbor) instead of the USSR (Siberia)?
This saved the USSR from having to fight a 2-front war. And it forced the US into joining China, the British and the USSR in the war against Japan and Germany. This decided the final alignment of belligerents in WW2 which ultimately decided the result of WW2.
The purpose of the book is to enable present and future generations of mankind to learn from history to avoid making the same mistakes that resulted in WW2.
Of more immediate concern is the fact that a the blind spot resulted in the US being unable to achieve its intended objectives in the Korean and Vietnam wars -- and to continue to have such blind spots would mean US inability to achieve its intended objectives in its current wars.
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A Stalingrad Veteran, Wigand Wόster of Germany's 6th Army, speaks at --
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