Tuesday 22 December 1942, German
The odds are clearly turning in favor of the Axis side. The north Soviet offensive should be stopped now.
In the center, a rapid move from the 11th Panzer-Division surrounded the retreating 3rd Guards Army with elements as far as the Stalingrad-Sal’sk railroad!
The second battle of Sal’sk is on the verge to begin as the 16th and 17th Panzer-Divisionen are advancing, despite two epic fails against the first Russian lines west of the town.
In the South, the Soviet columns menacing to encircle Maikop has been attacked in his rear by the remnants of the 3rd Infanterie-Division (motorisiert). The HQ is scattered...