The Battle of Stalingrad (July 17, 1942-Feb. 2, 1943), was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the U.S.S.R. during World War II. Russians consider it to be the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War, and...

The Battle of Stalingrad (July 17, 1942-Feb. 2, 1943), was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the U.S.S.R. during World War II. Russians consider it to be the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War, and...

Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Axis offensive to capture Stalingrad began on 23 August 1942 and would culminate in one of the bloodiest and most destructive battles in military history. The Axis suffered 850,000 total casualties (wounded, killed, captured) 400,000 Germans, 200,000 Romanians, 130,000 Italians, and 120,000 Hungarians,Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. January 1943.

Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Axis offensive to capture Stalingrad began on 23 August 1942 and would culminate in one of the bloodiest and most destructive battles in military history. The Axis suffered 850,000 total casualties (wounded, killed, captured) 400,000 Germans, 200,000 Romanians, 130,000 Italians, and 120,000 Hungarians,Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. January 1943.

The Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the southwestern Soviet Union. Marked by constant close-quarters combat, it is among the bloodiest battles in history.  Heavy losses inflicted on the  German army make it the most  decisive battle of the whole war. The  German forces never regained the initiative in war in the…

The Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the southwestern Soviet Union. Marked by constant close-quarters combat, it is among the bloodiest battles in history. Heavy losses inflicted on the German army make it the most decisive battle of the whole war. The German forces never regained the initiative in war in the…

German 6th Army Infantrymen pause in the ruins during heavy fighting with Soviet forces during the Battle of Stalingrad, (in present day Volgograd Oblast), Russia. September/October 1942.

German 6th Army Infantrymen pause in the ruins during heavy fighting with Soviet forces during the Battle of Stalingrad, (in present day Volgograd Oblast), Russia. September/October 1942.

Zaytsev is the most well known sniper in history and the Battle of Stalingrad was where he cut his teeth

Zaytsev is the most well known sniper in history and the Battle of Stalingrad was where he cut his teeth

BATTLE OF STALINGRAD - German soldiers as prisoners of war.  In the background is the heavily fought-over Stalingrad grain elevator.

BATTLE OF STALINGRAD - German soldiers as prisoners of war. In the background is the heavily fought-over Stalingrad grain elevator.

Stalingrad, January 1943: Smiling Russians examine German multiple rocket launchers. The mighty 6th Army is no more.

Stalingrad, January 1943: Smiling Russians examine German multiple rocket launchers. The mighty 6th Army is no more.

The Battle of Stalingrad is considered the most bloody battle of all time. It started in Aug 1942 and ended in Feb 1943 with the German surrender of the 6th Army. Over 850,000 Germans and 1.2 million Russians died. The battle was so bitter that by the end both sides had resorted to cannibalism. The Germans lost 1000 planes, 1500 tanks, 6000 artillery pieces, 6 months of war production. Over 90,000 Germans surrendered but only about 1500 made it home from Russian prisons ten years later.

The Battle of Stalingrad is considered the most bloody battle of all time. It started in Aug 1942 and ended in Feb 1943 with the German surrender of the 6th Army. Over 850,000 Germans and 1.2 million Russians died. The battle was so bitter that by the end both sides had resorted to cannibalism. The Germans lost 1000 planes, 1500 tanks, 6000 artillery pieces, 6 months of war production. Over 90,000 Germans surrendered but only about 1500 made it home from Russian prisons ten years later.

Battlefield S1/E4 - The Battle of Stalingrad - YouTube

Battlefield S1/E4 - The Battle of Stalingrad - YouTube

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