Stalingrad

Stalingrad

by Daniel Russ on September 4, 2015

  23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943. Stalingrad’s worst luck was that it was named after Josef Stalin. It was a perfect town in Russia, a gem on the Volga River and an industrial center. So on August 23rd, 1942, Hitler ordered the German 6th Army under Von Paulus to lay siege to Stalingrad. […]

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The Problem With Supplies.

by Daniel Russ on October 18, 2011

It was Epamindondas famous for winning over the Spartans at the Battle of Leuctra who formalized the flanking maneuver. Instead of attacking your front lines only, I will send forces around the back to attack your supply train. Then you’ll have to fall back and defend it. And when you fall back I’ll move forward. Today attacking the supply line is most often referred to as Interdiction.

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On The Road To Stalingrad

September 15, 2010

It’s May 1942, at Wolfsshanze, Hitler’s rugged Command bunker in the forested hills of East Prussia. There Halder meets with Hitler and a host of other German commanders who are there to plan then next major offensive now that Barbarossa was such a monumental military success. This moment was the very pinnacle for the German […]

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Russian Horror At Stalingrad

September 1, 2010

The thing about war is that it is often very confusing. When we talked about the German assault on Russia and the Russians valiant defense, it clouds facts that don’t fit neatly into these images. Not every Russian was happy to defend Russia, for example. When the Nazis invaded in 1941, Latvians celebrated. Stalin had […]

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CMIG’s First Audio Blog Entry

April 18, 2010

Click here for Podcast Stalingrad I know it’s a little tinny but let me know if you like this sort of thing. Related Posts:StalingradBloody Sebastopol.The Fritz X. The Germans Invented The JDAM Decades Before We Did.Why The Germans Lost Stalingrad.Amazing WWII Soviet War Paintings

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Why The Germans Lost Stalingrad.

December 20, 2009

In Stalingrad, now called Volgagrad, a battle began that historians call the largest battle in history. Why Stalingrad? Some say Hitler was trying to poke a finger in Stalin’s eye by decimating his namesake city. And obviously because of it’s strategic location on a bend in the Volga River. The Germans sought to control this […]

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Amazing WWII Soviet War Paintings

October 27, 2009

Source: http://www.allworldwars.com/Soviet%20War%20Paintings.html Related Posts:StalingradUS War Time Rationing PostersBritish World War II War PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.CMIG’s First Audio Blog Entry

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