Bloodiest WWII Battles Caught On Film (1/10)

Battle of Stalingrad

Battle of Stalingrad

Casualties: 1,250,000-1,798,619

The Battle of Stalingrad was among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with estimates of casualties amounting to nearly two million. This battle is also considered by many historians as the turning point in World War II. The battle took place between August 23, 1942 and February 2, 1943. The Nazis attacked the city of Stalingrad with 150,000 soldiers and 500 tanks. It was an important target for the Nazis as it was Russia's centre for manufacturing and communications.

The battle lasted for about 5 months and by November 1942 the Soviets launched a significant counter-attack to keep the invaders at bay. The Germans were forced to surrender by February 1943. The German forces suffered heavy losses and they never recovered their earlier strength and attained no further strategic victories in the East.

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