Stalingrad

Fena Iseke

~Der Anfang vom Ende~

Summary

The Battle of Stalingrad was a battle between Germany and it Allies against the Soviet Union over the city Stalingrad and the region around it. The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest battles in history and took nearly 2 million lives. In the end the Germans lost. The Battle of Stalingrad is considered as turning point on the Eastern Front.

Battle of Stalingrad

Sunday, Aug. 23rd 1942 at 10pm to Tuesday, Feb. 2nd 1943 at 10pm

Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Who

Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Croatia VS. Soviet Union

Timeline

August 25th 1942

Stalingrad is officially under attack by the German army.

September 3rd 1942

The Germans enact an offensive aimed at the heart of Stalingrad.

October 6th 1942

Malgobek falls to the German Army.

October 9th 1942

The Soviet government hands all military powers to the Soviet Army.

November 19th 1942

The Soviet Union pushes forward a new two-part offensive plan, called Operation Uranus.

December 19th 1942

The Italian Army goes into full retreat from the Soviet advance.

February 2nd 1943

The liberation of Stalingrad is officially over

Important Generals

Germany

General Friedrich Paulus : After he was capture when the German lost the battle of Stalingrad he became an anti Nazi and joined Soviet-sponsored groups to free Germany.


Soviet Union

General Georgy Zhukov : Played an important role in a lot of WW2 battles and was the most decorated general officer in the History of the Soviet Union and Russia.