The 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad occurred in February of this year.
Historians rightly consider the Soviet defeat of Nazi forces at the strategic industrial river city of Stalingrad “Stalin City”– now Volgograd – the turning point in World War II.
The history of the savage clash of two ruthless dictators over territory not in Hitler’s original war plans has fascinated military strategists, war history enthusiasts, and general readers for decades since.
The importance of the study of history is reinforced by the climactic battle at Stalingrad.
The death toll alone approached an astounding 2 million people on both sides.
A review of the contest of wills between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union at Stalingrad follows in a question and answer format.
Discover the events that preceded the battle.
Follow the highlights of the struggle for victory in Stalingrad.
Finally, read on to find out about authoritative good books for a deeper dive into fascinating story of one of the most important battles for primacy in the twentieth century.