During the Battle of Stalingrad in World War Two, there was a particular reason why Adolf Hitler promoted General von Paulus to the rank of field marshal. Why was this?

Answer: The German’s were in a very bad position, and Hitler believed that if von Paulus was made a field marshal he would not surrender to the Russians, as in all of German history no field marshal had ever surrendered. Field Marshal von Paulus surrendered to the Russians on January 31, 1943

Source: Stalingrad by Antony Beevor; General Historical Texts.

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