Battle of Stalingrad

German troops in Stalingrad, 1942

German troops in Stalingrad, 1942

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was the largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia.

Marked by fierce close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it was the largest (nearly 2.2 million personnel) and bloodiest (1.8–2 million killed, wounded or captured) battle in the history of warfare. After their defeat at Stalingrad, the German High Command had to withdraw vast military forces from the Western Front to replace their losses. Wikipedia

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Articles and Clippings about the Battle of Stalingrad

With winter approaching, the Germans advance towards Stalingrad while the Soviets take a standWith winter approaching, the Germans advance towards Stalingrad while the Soviets take a stand Wed, Aug 26, 1942 – Page 1 · The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Newspapers.comImage of the city of Stalingrad before the battleImage of the city of Stalingrad before the battle Wed, Aug 26, 1942 – 1 · Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, Indiana) · Newspapers.comNews from inside Russia states the Germans move closer to Stalingrad, breaking down Soviet defensesNews from inside Russia states the Germans move closer to Stalingrad, breaking down Soviet defenses Wed, Aug 26, 1942 – Page 1 · Delphos Daily Herald (Delphos, Ohio) · Newspapers.com30 days into battle Hitler's army gains streets in Stalingrad30 days into battle Hitler's army gains streets in Stalingrad Thu, Sep 24, 1942 – Page 5 · The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) · Newspapers.comEye witness account from inside Stalingrad describing the scenes and effects of the battleEye witness account from inside Stalingrad describing the scenes and effects of the battle Fri, Sep 25, 1942 – 5 · The Guardian (London, Greater London, England) · Newspapers.comFour battles being fought on the Stalingrad frontFour battles being fought on the Stalingrad front Mon, Oct 5, 1942 – Page 5 · The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) · Newspapers.comGermans' focus on Stalingrad shifting to the Soviet counterattack between the Don and Volga riversGermans' focus on Stalingrad shifting to the Soviet counterattack between the Don and Volga rivers Fri, Oct 9, 1942 – 6 · The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida) · Newspapers.comFirsthand story of Gen. Chuikov and the Red Army’s fight to defend StalingradFirsthand story of Gen. Chuikov and the Red Army’s fight to defend Stalingrad Wed, Dec 23, 1942 – Page 8 · Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comSoviet soldiers are pictured advancing across snow-covered ground northwest of StalingradSoviet soldiers are pictured advancing across snow-covered ground northwest of Stalingrad Fri, Jan 1, 1943 – 5 · The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) · Newspapers.com12,000 Germans left in Stalingrad after 40,000 were killed and 28,000 captured during the battle12,000 Germans left in Stalingrad after 40,000 were killed and 28,000 captured during the battle Wed, Jan 27, 1943 – 5 · The Guardian (London, Greater London, England) · Newspapers.comPicture of German soldiers captured by the Russians during the Battle of StalingradPicture of German soldiers captured by the Russians during the Battle of Stalingrad Mon, Feb 1, 1943 – 1 · Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comNewspaper headline announcing Newspaper headline announcing "Nazi Army Wiped Out At Stalingrad" in early February 1943 Wed, Feb 3, 1943 – Page 1 · The Times Record (Troy, Rensselaer, New York) · Newspapers.comReport of Stalingrad and inspection of the battleground 72 hours after Hitler's army surrendersReport of Stalingrad and inspection of the battleground 72 hours after Hitler's army surrenders Sun, Feb 14, 1943 – Page 17 · Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) · Newspapers.comThe city of Stalingrad struggles to recover from devastating effects of battleThe city of Stalingrad struggles to recover from devastating effects of battle Sun, Feb 28, 1943 – 18 · Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) · Newspapers.comPicture of the damage in Stalingrad while two women emerge from a bomb shelter after a German raidPicture of the damage in Stalingrad while two women emerge from a bomb shelter after a German raid Sun, Aug 1, 1943 – 54 · Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) · Newspapers.com"Hitler’s fatal mistake in Stalingrad" Tue, Aug 3, 1943 – Page 28 · The Escanaba Daily Press (Escanaba, Michigan) · Newspapers.com
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