JESSICA RESENDEZ THE DEADLIEST WAR WORLD WAR II CHAPTER 12
After making the decision to attack Stalingrad. In 1942, General Paulus and his 250,000 troops were trapped by the soviets.
February 2, 1943 Paulus along with his troops were physically forced to surrender. Nearly half died on a march to prison in the wasteland of Siberia. about 91,000 German troops surrender after Germans and soviets lose almost half million soldiers each. It was the first time the Germans had suffered a serious defeat.
While the war was going on, allies did not ignored the Japanese . Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle and his 16 modified B-25 Bombers attacked the Japanese military but was mainly to frighten and was known as "the Doolittle Raid".
Over in Europe, Germans found themselves in a similar position. After the Victory in stalingrad, the soviets pushed German troops farther west toward Germany. German leaders sensed a darkness closing aroung them and talked about the possibility of losing. Hitler refused to aknowledge it. Germans felt that U.S were drawned into war, there was no way the Nazis could win.
Later then, in an attempt to dispel the rumors of Jews being killed.The Nazi authorities invited the German media Red Cross to visit he Theresienstadt camp. But in order to deceive the Red Cross, the Nazis adapted the camp into a model Jewish town.
Yamamoto's secret plan to attack Midway island was unfortunately ruined thanks to breaking the code . Nimitz and his navy were in advanced. During the fight Yamamoto took a break in fighting.
Yamamoto assumed Americans had only two aircraft carriers, However one of the damaged ships was the carrier Yorktown which carried 50 planes and attacked the zeroes.