The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the biggest of WW2, as Germany and the Soviet Union fought over the city for over five months. It is considered by many to be one of the 'turning points' of the World War Two, although as you will see use of that term has to be tempered somewhat.
Eastern Front | August 1941
Why was the war against the Soviets a 'different kind of war'?
Hitler had ordered that the war in the Soviet Union would be a war of ‘annihilation’. What motivated that terrible demand, and what were the consequences of it? Click here to read more in 'A different kind of war'.
Eastern Front | 23rd August 1942
She was just eleven years old when she, her youngest sister and elder brother were trapped behind enemy lines at Stalingrad. Click here to read more in 'Child at Stalingrad'.
Eastern Front | November 1942
The brutality of the house to house fighting in Stalingrad almost defies imagination. Helmut Walz was one of those who took part in this struggle, and he vividly reveals just what it was like. Click here to read more in 'German soldier, Stalingrad'.
Eastern Front | 31st January 1943
After the failure of Manstein’s relief effort – Operation Winter Storm – in December, it was clear that the Sixth Army was doomed. 90,000 German troops were taken prisoner. Click here to read more in 'Surrender of Stalingrad'.
Eastern Front | 19th November 1942
Gradually, since the disaster of the Kharkov offensive in May, Stalin had begun to listen more to what his commanders were saying. The result was Operation Uranus, the Soviet attempt to encircle the Germans in Stalingrad. Click here to read more in 'Soviets launch Operation Uranus'.