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The Importance Of The Battle Of Stalingrad

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The Battle of Stalingrad (July 17, 1942-Feb. 2, 1943) , was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the U.S.S.R. during World War II. Russians consider it to be the greatest battle of their Great Patriotic War, and most historians consider it to be the greatest battle of the entire conflict. It stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union and marked the turning of the tide of war in favor of the Allies.
An Associated Press article in the February 3rd New York time said, “Aside from the huge territorial strides of the Russians, the destruction of Axis troops and equipment was regarded as even more important in the Allied fight to force the Nazis to their knees’’.
Some of the events leading up to this major
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