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The Battle of Stalingrad

by Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of The Battle of Stalingrad

Stalingrad The battle of Stalingrad was considered a major turning point in World War II because the Russian army had a major win over the Germans. Facts The battle was fought during the winter of 1942 to 1943. The German army never recovered from their loss at Stalingrad and went on to lose the war. Germany lost an entire army division at this battle and 91,000 Germans were captured. COnditions at Stalingrad At Stalingrad, the weather was freezing.
Many German soldiers had trouble adapting to the harsh conditions and either froze to death or got severe frostbite. Casualties Although the Russians won, there were heavy casualties on both sides. The Battle of Stalingrad was considered to be one of the bloodiest battles in WWII. The Germans lost nearly 850,00 soldiers. The Soviets lost almost 1,250,00 soldiers. Germany's Motive Hitler's main objective when attacking Stalingrad was to get past it to the rich oil fields in the region of the Caspian Sea. A second motive Germany had was to capture the Volga River, Russia's main waterway.
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