Battle of the Stalingrad

1942-1943

So what is the battle of Stalingrad ?

Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad.The capture of Stalingrad was important to Hitler for two primary reasons. Firstly, it was a major industrial city on the Volga River -- a vital transport route between the Caspian Sea and Northern Russia. Secondly, its capture would secure the left flank of the German armies as they advanced into the oil-rich Caucasus region -- with a goal of cutting off fuel to Stalin’s war machine.

When did this happend ?

Sunday, Aug. 23rd 1942 at 5am to Tuesday, Feb. 2nd 1943 at 4:30pm

Russia, Volgogradskaya oblast, Volgograd

Volgograd, Volgogradskaya oblast

Deadlest war in the history of war fair. This war is know as the turning point in the war

Generals

Georgy Zhukov is in the first picture, he was a russian.

General on the other side

Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Germany. He didn't know what he was getting into in this war. Russia made Germany come to them. In the the weather Germany lost men, supplies. Not even from guns or bombs, from the cold. The bitter weather killed Alot of Germany's side.

Sourses

- www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/ww2/Stalingrad.html

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Who lost and won /Deaths

On November 19, more than a million Red Army soldiers fought in Operation Uranus, an ambitious and successful attempt to cut off the German Army inside the city. Not only were the Germans defeated at Stalingrad, but they also had to pull back from their advance towards the Caucasus oil fields. SO Russia Won


Red army lost about half million soilders

Germany lost about sixteen million people

what was Russia's tactics?

Russia was vary smart in this little war. They brought Germany to Russia in Russian territory. So the cold killed a lot of people on Germany's side. Because of food shortages and frost bite