In Germany's bid to defeat the Soviet Union during World War II, Adolph Hitler viewed conquering the city of Stalingrad as a critical strategic point. Germany attempted to take Stalingrad, and the Soviet Union defeated t... More »

The Battle of Stalingrad was considered to be the turning point of the eastern front in World War II in favor of the Soviets. Prior to the Battle of Stalingrad, the Wehrmacht had been taking Soviet ground, and Hitler wan... More »

The Battle of Normandy was a critical battle because it opened a second major front against the Germans in Europe during the Second World War. Normandy represented one of the most heavily fortified areas the Germans poss... More »

The Battle of Stalingrad was considered to be the turning point of the eastern front in World War II in favor of the Soviets. Prior to the Battle of Stalingrad, the Wehrmacht had been taking Soviet ground, and Hitler wan... More »

Adolf Hitler was the Nazi leader of Germany during World War II, and Joseph Stalin was the Communist leader of the Soviet Union during World War II. Though both men were harsh dictators, the ideologies they functioned un... More »

According to The Columbia Encyclopedia, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is a Russian city on the Volga River in southeast European Russia. Volgograd is the capital of the Russian region of Volgograd. More »

Key battles of World War II include the Battle of El Alamein and the Battle of Stalingrad. The Battle of El Alamein was vital for the Allies to take control of the Suez Canal and the oil supplies of the Middle East. More »

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