Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a series that examines some of the most unusual events and people that were part of the World War II experience. The stories are told using archival film footage, photographs, personal accounts, and scholarly commentary. This episode's title refers to the one million men that Stalin used to surround German forces when they invaded the Soviet Union at the Battle of Stalingrad. Cut off from food and supplies in the harsh Russian winter, many German soldiers died or deserted.