Battle of Stalingrad

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Battle of Stalingrad

Postby sledge » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:30 am

One of the Most Brutal and Bloodiest Battles in WW2. Recently I watched a History Channel Documentary in which they were able to pinpoint where the standing armies were situated in Stalingrad and around it. The Germans flew aircraft over Stalingrad and around the area constantly to take pictures of the Russian Forces and where the German Armies were advancing.

Through these Photos the German High Command could gather information of where the Russian army was the weakest. By the amount of data gathered by the Germans, they should have defeated the Russians but Hitler who was directing the battle thousands of miles away thought he knew better.What a Slaughter!!

The Battle of Stalingrad 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 southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943. It was the largest battle on the Eastern Front and was marked by brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. It is among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million


Read More about the Battle Here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stalingrad

This documentary ended using these German Photos to give viewers a clearer aerial view of how the Battle was fought street by street. Also they interviewed survivors on both sides. Worth a view.

Watch Part 1 of 6 here
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Re: Battle of Stalingrad

Postby silverpop » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:08 pm

well the germans made a lot of errors that cost them much in the battle and the russians were dying by the thousands which shocked the high command i mean the russians would send 3000 men to retake a factory they would lose those men but it tested the defenses of the germans

some say over 5000 died each day in that battle, and i'm not amazed at the brutal fighting back then that was the way war was done in your face combat

one thing that played a major role in this battle was the sniper they caused more deaths then anyone, the germans were losing their chain of command cause the russian snipers would kill their officers that had a very bad effect on german morale

Battle of Stalingrad was one hellish battle that will never been seen again, but to history this was where the germans met their match
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Re: Battle of Stalingrad

Postby sledge » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:36 am

The documentary did discuss how effective Snipers were on both sides during the Battle street by street also both sides got slaughtered. Also the German was the best equipped with weapons while Russians were ill-equipped. One Rifle between each Russian Soldier and they had to wait till the soldier with the rifle dies and then grab it to fire.

Hitler's Generals advised Hitler to seize(attack) The Caucasus oil fields instead of taking Stalingrad first which would have starved the city and they could have easily taken the city.
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