Battle of Stalingrad
Goal of the Battle
Stalin's goal was to keep control of Stalingrad. He also believed it held symbolic meaning. The city of Stalingrad was important because it was the center of communications and the center of manufacturing during the war.
Date and Location of the battle
Friday, July 17th 1942 at 9pm to Monday, Feb. 2nd, 11pm
102 ulitsa imeni Rokossovskogo
Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast
Key Military Strategies
The Russians had heavy artillery guns and their tanks and aircraft managed to trap the Germans in Stalingrad. They knew that if they could trap them in Stalingrad lots of them would die off during their harsh winters. Then the Soviets launched a counterattack and drove the Nazi's back.
Red Banner Wave
Soviet soldier waving the Red Banner over the central plaza of Stalingrad in 1943.
Defending Their Position
Soviets defend a position.
Fighting Through Stalingrad
Soviet soldiers fight through Stalingrad.