The long distances and mud disrupting logistical resupply
During WW2 it was a joint effort of beat the Germans the main parts of the Allies Was America France and Russia ... The war ended with the Russians taking over Berlin the heart of the German army... but you could say it was TEAM WORK!!!
Of the battles which turned the tide against the Axis, Stalingrad was such a battle for the Eastern Front. The correct military decision would have been for the German Sixth Army to withdraw, but Hitler did not allow it, and a relief expedition led by the Fourth Panzer Army was unable to break through. The resulting losses to Germany were crippling.Stalingrad was to the Eastern Front what Second El Alamein was to North Africa, or Midway was to the Pacific war.
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the German people wanted out of the depression, Hitler promised to bring them out of the depression... when everyone voted for him he changed the idea, he blamed the econimic losses on someone else, that someone else happend to be the Jews
by selling their product directly to consumers ....He sold their produce for higher prices - making up for all their losses during the Depression.
The losses at Stalingrad were made greater by Hitler's refusal to retreat.
The heavy losses inflicted on the German army made it a significant turning point in the whole war. After the Battle of Stalingrad, German forces never recovered their earlier strength, and attained no further strategic victories in the East.
Battle of Stalingrad! German losses-750 000! Russian 1 200 000! Russia won this battle.
Nearly 2 million losses.
Hitler attacked Stalingrad on August 23rd, 1942. This was not a strategic move and was majorly intended to be a blow to Stalin's ego. Hitler was cocky about his successes in Europe and believed that an attack on Stalingrad would be an easy German victory. This attack, however, proved to be one of Hitler's greatest losses.
The Battle of Stalingrad virtually wiped out the German 6th Army, and inflicted massive losses on Germany's satellite armies (Rumanians, Italians, Hungarians, and Russian collaborationists). As a result of this battle, the Axis armies suffered 850,000 casualties, of whom 400,000 were German (statistics come from William Craig's Enemy at the Gates), while the Soviets lost 1,000,000 casualties from all causes. These huge losses make the battle of Stalingrad the bloodiest of all time.The battle of Stalingrad gave the Red Army time to collect itself for a counteroffensive against the Germans that was only stopped at the third battle of Kharkov. After the 1943 Battle of Kursk, the Soviets would permanently hold the initiative on the Eastern Front.
Hitler had a few losses in Russia, a huge one was Stalingrad, after Hitler had captured Stalingrad, the Soviets launched multiple counter-offensives, and in doing so they encircled the German 6th army, trapping them in the city. As attempts to relieve the army, and supply them via airdrops failed, the Russian winter set in and long story short, the German 6th army was destroyed (Army being the highest in the chain of command). Another loss was the battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle.
During World War II, the initial advance of the Germans into the Soviet Union was halted in December of 1941 in front of Moscow. In their 1942 offensive, the Germans were halted at Stalingrad between August and November, with even more severe losses incurred when their army there finally surrendered in February of 1943.
The Soviets won the Battle of Stalingrad. The Soviets won at Stalingrad. It took months and the Soviets probably lost as heavily or even worse than the Germans, but they could better afford the losses. In the end, the Soviets destroyed an entire Army Group at Stalingrad, over 250,000 Germans. More than 100,000 Germans were finally taken prisoner, and of those only about 6,000 ever got back to Germany, and not until the war had been over for ten years and Stalin was dead. This handful was returned in 1955.
Including operational losses about 217.
The number of shot down 4 engine US bombers from German fighters in Europe since Nov. 1942- July 1943 was 459 Losses of German fighters in combat against US bombers until July 1, 1943 226 which 134 crews were rescued. Aircraft losses of RAF from Sept. 1, 1939 to June 30, 1943 24,000 planes. German losses in West and Mediterranean 14,757 front line planes. Russian air force losses from May 1, 1942 to June 8, 1943 21,000 planes. German losses in the east 3,712 air crafts by enemy impact.
The Germans in StalingradEstimated 750,000 were killed, missing or wounded91,000 were captured at the end of the battleAircraft: 900 (along with other transport planes) Luftwaffe was creamed.Tank/artillery losses same as the Soviet losses of tanks and artilleryTotal: 841,000 casualtiesThe Russians in Stalingrad478,741 killed or missing650,878 wounded and sick40,000 civilians dead4,341 tanks15,728 guns and mortars2,769 combat aircraft but their air force was not demolishedTotal: 1,129,619 casualtiesTotal deaths of civilians in Russia caused by the murders the Nazis did against them = 20 million deaths and millions of rapes against women