The little girl refused to ask for bread. She said: “Uncle, you still have to fight. You can eat it, and I will just eat the bread crumbs you dropped.” In November 1942, the tragic Battle of Stalingrad was in a
stalemate . In the snowstorm, a group of Soviet troops rested on the march. The general also stood in the snow and gnawed on the frozen bread. A little girl in ragged clothes came over at some unknown time, holding the bread crumbs in her hands, and was picking up the fallen bread crumbs below.
The general looked down and saw the little girl, squatted down immediately, and said, “Eat the bread, son.” As he spoke, he handed the bread he had just bitten into the little girl’s hand. However, the little girl refused to ask for bread. She said: “Uncle, you still have to fight. You can eat it, and I will just eat the bread crumbs you drop.” The general burst into tears, hugged the child, and said, “My
child , you are suffering and starving because we have not yet defeated fascism. However, please tell your family and friends that we must defeat the Germans and welcome the victory with champagne and bread!
” The soldiers said: “Boys, in order to prevent the children from freezing and starving again, as long as our lives do not disappear, we must use the weapons in our hands to destroy the invaders and drive them out of our country!” The troops continued to march forward despite the wind and snow… The Soviet army soon launched a counterattack in a difficult situation. Under the pincer offensive of the Soviet army, the German army in Stalingrad was disintegrated.
In a special context, the general gave a piece of frozen bread, which aroused the empathy of the soldiers. Let them realize that they are fighting for the children’s tomorrow, and their efforts and sacrifices are worthwhile. The general ignited the young blood with his passionate words, so that the troops burst out with powerful combat effectiveness.