Battle of Stalingrad 1942-1943

By Miroslav Talar

Map of Battle of Stalingrad

Map of Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad was a battle in World War II. Nazi Germany was fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad at this moment Volgograd it is in southwestern Russia. The battle of Stalingrad was between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943 and it was among the largest on the Estern Front, and was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. The battle of Stalingrad was the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with higher estimates of combined, nearly two millions people was deaths. In the defeat, the crippling losses suffered by Germany’s military proved to be insurmountable for the war. The battle was a turning points in the war, German was making a victory in the East was impossible. The German offensive to capture Stalingrad commenced in the late summer in 1942, supported by intensive Luftwaffe bombing which reduced much of the city to rubble. The German offensive eventually bogged down in house-to-house fighting and despite controlling over 90% of the city at times, the Wehrmacht was unable to dislodge the last Soviet defenders clinging tenaciously to the west bank of the Volga River. By spring 1942 the Germans had stabilized their new front in a line running roughly from Leningrad in the north to Rostov in the south. There were a number of salients in the line where Soviet offensive had pushed the Germans back.
Notably to the northwest of Moscow and south of Kharkov, but neither was particularly threatening. In the south, the Germans were in control of most of Ukraine and much of the Crimea, although Sevastopol remained in Soviet hands along with a small portion of the Kerch Peninsula

Part of the Eastern Front of World War II

Part of the Eastern Front of World War II