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  • Main General For The Russian Red Army
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    The Battle of Stalingrad The battle of Stalingrad may have very well been the most important battle over the course of World War II. Not necessarily remembered for its course of fighting, the battle is more known for its outcome. Not only did the battle turn out to be a major turning point in the war, it may have saved most of Eastern Europe from incomparable destruction. The battle included two of the biggest political and military icons of their time, Stalin and Hitler. World War II was seen a...
  • Soldiers Of The Battle Of Stalingrad
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    War of the Rats, written by David L. Robbins, and the movie Stalingrad, directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, are two excellent sources to be used in furthering one's understanding of the second world war and specifically the battle of Stalingrad. Both of these sources cover generally the same material. They both are dramas about the battle of Stalingrad, yet each has their own unique perspective upon the war. These two sources can be used together to increase one's knowledge on the subject at hand. War...
  • German And Russian Troops
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    "Enemy at the Gates" Craig Williams was born in Concord Massachusetts. He wrote the book "Enemy at the Gates" in 1973. The point of this book was to show both the extreme importance of this battle in the course of World War II and the courage of both the German and Russian troops during this horrific battle. This book did an excellent job portraying the hardships the soldiers faced and the gruesome scope of the battle for this important city. However, it did so with a pro-axis slant. The battle ...
  • Stalingrad's Location In The Center Of Russia
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    Stalingrad was a key city in Russia's defenses and Germany's aspirations of conquering eastern Europe. As a port city on the Volga, Stalingrad's location proved to be important during World War II. Its heavy industry gave Germany a strong motive for invading the city. Stalingrad also was well known as an important center of communication. For these reasons, Hitler made the city the focus of his country's 1942 offensive. Stalingrad was located in the heart of Russia. It was surrounded by two rive...
  • Friendly To The Germans Before Stalingrad
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    Stalingrad: The Greatest Victory " Stalingrad is the scene of the costliest and most stubborn battle in this war. The battle fought there to its desperate finish may turn out to be among the decisive battles in the long history of war... In the scale of its intensity, its destructiveness, and its horror, Stalingrad has no parallel. It engaged the full strength of the two biggest armies in Europe and could fit into no lesser framework than that of a life-and death conflict which encompasses the e...
  • Unique Battle
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    The Battle of Stalingrad was a very unique battle. There were several things that made it such a unique battle. One of the things was that the battle was fought in a city. The fighting was street by street, block by block, and sometimes even house by house. Another thing that made the battle unique was how it started. The Nazi forces charged into the city with tanks and guns firing wildly and constantly, but when they got into the city they realized that their fire was not being returned. They f...

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