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The bloodiest and longest standoff of WWII – the Battle of Stalingrad – lasted 200 days and claimed 2 million lives. Russia is marking the 70th anniversary of this epic struggle, which became the turning point leading to overthrow of Nazi Germany.
*The anniversary of the Soviet victory in what was the biggest land battle of WWII will be widely celebrated throughout Russia on Saturday. About 1,000 guests have arrived in Volgograd – formerly Stalingrad – to participate in the celebrations, including a military parade, battle reconstructions, fireworks and more.
In honor of the celebrations, the city is changing back to its old name of Stalingrad. In 1961, following the Soviet policy of deconstructing the cult of personality around Stalin, the city was renamed Volgograd.
– For the entire war 13 Russian soldiers died for every 10 Germans. Despite winning a decisive victory at Stalingrad, the ratio of losses was similar, with more than 1.1 million Soviets dying, compared to nearly 900,000 German troops.
– Chuikov is also credited with developing the tactic of “hugging the Germans” to nullify the Wehrmacht’s superior technical equipment, mobility and ever-present air support. Under this tactic, the Soviet troops would attempt to get as close as possible to the German soldiers, and bog them down in close combat, where skill, courage and plain luck had as much effect as any technical superiority.
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Re: itt, we discuss Oliver Stone's "Untold U.S. History" series
I'm late to this thread and I've only watched parts of Stone's mini-series ( work) but two things come to mind that I don't think were mentioned in the thread. 1) After dropping the two atomic bombs, Japan did not know how many of these that the United States had left and whether it would continue to essentially level more cities...
2) Japan was not uniform in their desire to surrender after the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. While the Emperor broke a tie among the military leaders, there was a coup being planned/enacted among those who wanted to fight to the last man woman and child.(Gens. Hatanaka, Mikasa, Anami). did the Russians play a role? Certainly but the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki played a much bigger role in the surrender.