Today I'm going to tell you about the Battle at Stalingrad. And why I believe it was a major turning point in the war.
In August 23, 1942, Germany attacked in order to takeover Stalingrad.
Russia couldn't afford to lose Stalingrad because it was valuable to them during the war. Stalingrad was important to Russia as it was Russia’s cente of communications in the south as well as being a center for manufacturing. If they were to lose Stalingrad it would be a huge loss for Russia and a big win for Germany because of how important Stalingrad was to Russia
To encourage Paulus, Hitler promoted him to field marshal.
I hereby promote you to field marshal.
Thank you sir I won't let you down.
Eventually, in January 31st General Paulus surrendered his army and General Shreck surrendered the Northern group of troops.
We surrender let's retreat!!!
After, they surrendered Hitler demoted Paulus.
The Battle at Stalingrad was a huge turning point because Russia were able to stay in control in Stalingrad and the Germany Army was weakened with 91,000 of their soldiers captured
It also stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favor of the Allies.