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What happened at Stalingrad in ww2?

Battle of Stalingrad, (July 17, 1942–February 2, 1943), successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd), Russia, U.S.S.R. , during World War II. It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favour of the Allies.

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Consequently, what was the significance of the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II?

The first reason is that the Battle of Stalingrad marked the end of Germany's advances into eastern Europe and Russia. The second reason is that this battle was the first major German loss during World War II. After the Germans lost in Stalingrad, they did not advance any farther into eastern Europe or Russia.

Beside above, why did Germany lose the battle of Stalingrad? The Russian forces were too strong and the 6th Army in Stalingrad got weaker and weaker until it was forced to surrender. The battle was lost mostly because the Germans didn't have the strength to accomplish all the things Hitler wanted at the same time. They were spread thin.

Moreover, who won the battle of Stalingrad in World War 2?

On 2 February 1943, General Paulus surrendered with the 91,000 troops that remained. The tremendous human cost of the battle is difficult to comprehend. The Axis forces (comprised of German, Italian, Romanian and Hungarian troops) suffered 800,000 casualties, the Soviets more than one million.

What happened following the Battle of Stalingrad?

On this day, the last German troops in the Soviet city of Stalingrad surrender to the Red Army, ending one of the pivotal battles of World War II. On June 22, 1941, despite the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939, Nazi Germany launched a massive invasion against the USSR.

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