Stalingrad – a battle analysis by kevin cook the battle of stalingrad was a clash of ideologies that pitted adolf hitler’s national socialist wehrmacht against josef stalin’s communist red army. The battle of stalingrad (now known as volgograd) was a battle between the german military and soviet military, which was fought between 23 august 1942 and 02 february 1943 it was one of the bloodiest battles of world war ii, with massive loss of life, military equipment and near destruction of an entire city. The battle of stalingrad was one of the most important battles of the second world war ranging from july 1942 to february 1943 the battle is considered by many historians to have been the turning point in the war in europe.
The battle of stalingrad was a battle of world war ii between nazi germany and its allies and the soviet union for control of the city of stalingrad in southwestern russia the battle took place between 17 july 1942 and 2 february 1943. The battle of stalingrad (23 august 1942 – 2 february 1943) was the largest confrontation of world war ii, in which germany and its allies fought the soviet union for control of the city of stalingrad (now volgograd) in southern russia. The battle of stalingrad was one of the decisive battles of world war ii lasting from august 1942 to february 1943, the battle pitted the forces of the soviet union against those of nazi germany amid the ruins of the city of stalingrad. The greatest battles in history: the battle of stalingrad - kindle edition by charles river editors download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the greatest battles in history: the battle of stalingrad.
Immortalised by numerous films, including the star-studded thriller enemy at the gates, the battle of stalingrad was one of the most decisive clashes of the eastern front in world war two and ended in a catastrophic defeat for the nazis here are 10 facts about it 1 it was sparked by a german offensive to capture stalingrad. I think you are over-reaching unless you change many of the events in the preceding months/years before the battle, all a nazi victory would result in would be a tired, worn out army in posession of a destroyed city. This lesson will discuss the battle of stalingrad it will describe the events leading up to the battle, and a description of the battle from both russian and german perspectives. Michael k jones's new history of stalingrad offers a radical reinterpretation of the most famous battle of the ww2 combining eyewitness testimony of red army fighters with fresh archive material, the book gives a dramatic insight into the thinking of the russian command and the mood of the ordinary soldiers. Russia revives stalingrad city name the russian city of volgograd where the red army decisively turned back nazi forces in a key second world war battle will once again be known as stalingrad, at.
The battle of stalingrad was one of the largest and deadliest battles in world war ii it was a turning point in the war after losing the battle, the german army lost so many soldiers and took such a defeat that they never quite recovered. The battle for stalingrad was fought during the winter of 1942 to 1943 in september 1942, the german commander of the sixth army, general paulus, assisted by the fourth panzer army, advanced on the city of stalingrad. A fierce battle was fought over the city of stalingrad between the german army and the soviets stalingrad was important both because of its useful location on the river volga and because it was a symbol of joseph stalin (the soviet leader) himself.
Why was the battle of stalingrad a turning point during the war, moreover, how did it affect the axis powers my history teacher has said that jump to content my subreddits limit my search to r/history use the following search parameters to narrow your results: subreddit:subreddit find submissions in subreddit author:username. /r/history introduction rules russia's war: a history of the soviet effort: 1941-1945 by richard overy is a pretty good one as well, if i remember correctly however, i read it like 6 years ago for college so it might be a little outdated now one interesting thing i found about the battle of stalingrad was one report written in a. Stalingrad was a modern day siege featuring unmatched ferocity, defeat and triumph prelude to battle it was the scene of one of the fiercest battles on the eastern front in world war ii.
The battle of stalingrad which was fought from 23 august 1942- 2 february 1943 was the largest and longest battles in which germany and its allies confronted with the soviets the battle is also considered as the turning point in the history and is also the bloodiest battles of their great patriotic war. The battle of stalingrad was fought during the second world war between nazi germany and the soviet union they were fighting for control of the city of stalingrad the battle was fought between 17 july 1942 and 2 february 1943.
The battle of stalingrad explain why one event during world war two in europe was a turning point in the conflict the battle of stalingrad in 1942 was one of the major turning points in world war two. Battle of stalingrad ends on this day, the last german troops in the soviet city of stalingrad surrender to the red army, ending one of the pivotal battles of world war ii. The battle of stalingrad in film and history by louis proyect (wwwmarxmailorg)most people who became radicalized during the 1960s have no trouble understanding the importance of general giap's victory over the french at dienbienphu or the defeat of the 'gusanos' at the bay of pigs.