The Battle Of Stalingrad


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The Battle Of Stalingrad

  1. 1. The Battle of Stalingrad “ One of the bloodiest battles ever, it was the German army’s greatest defeat” By: Marasha Blakley and Samaria Donald
  2. 2. Battle of Stalingrad <ul><li>The Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most important battles of history . It was a turning point in World War II. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Armies that fought in the battle <ul><li>The war was fought between Russia and Germany. </li></ul>The strength of both armies for the battle was as follows: 1,115 planes 1,216 planes 894 tanks 675 tanks 13,541 artillery guns 10, 290 artillery guns 1,000,500 men 1,011,500 men Led by Zhukov Led by Paulus Russian Army German Army
  4. 4. Battle of Stalingrad <ul><li>This map contains the places where the Battle of Stalingrad took place. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Did you know….. <ul><li>The Battle at Stalingrad bled the German army dry in Russia and after this defeat, the Germany army was in full retreat. </li></ul>
  6. 6. When it happened…. <ul><li>The Battle of Stalingrad was fought during the winter of 1942 to 1943. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background of the battle <ul><li>By middle 1942, the German invasion had already cost Russia over 6,000,000 soldiers, half killed and half captured by the Germans, and a large part of its vast territory and resources. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Did you know??...... <ul><li>By the summer of 1942, when Russia still very weak from its tremendous loses, the German military was again ready to demonstrate its terrifying fighting forces. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Picture of the battle
  10. 10. More to know…… <ul><li>In April 1942, Hitler issued &quot;war directive 41&quot;, which detailed his plan for the Russian front for summer 1942, code named Operation Blue . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Beginning of the battle <ul><li>This is a picture of Soviet factory workers heading to the front lines. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Something important to know…. <ul><li>It’s important to note that Hitler’s directive did not demand to occupy the city of Stalingrad. The directive was “to reach Stalingrad itself, or at least cover it with heavy artillery, so that it will no longer be a industrial or transportation center”. </li></ul>
  13. 13. German POWs: Field Marshal and Freidrich Paulus
  14. 14. Something Interesting…. <ul><li>759,560 Soviet personnel were awarded this medal for the defense of Stalingrad from 22nd December 1942 </li></ul>
  15. 15. “The Aftermath” <ul><li>This is the aftermath of the Battle of Stalingrad. </li></ul>
  16. 16. More Destruction Caused….. <ul><li>This is a picture of an attack of a factory in Stalingrad. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Some interesting facts….. <ul><li>740,000 killed or wounded </li></ul><ul><li>110,000 captured </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft: 900 (including 274 Transports and 165 Bombers </li></ul>
  18. 18. …….more interesting facts <ul><li>Initial: 270,000 men </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 artillery </li></ul><ul><li>500 tanks </li></ul><ul><li>600 aircraft, 1,600 by mid-September </li></ul>
  19. 19. More about the War <ul><li>Soviet soldiers lead German POWs past the famous Stalingrad Grain Silo in February 1943. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Summarizing it up… <ul><li>Over all, the Battle of Stalingrad was a very destructive war and many lives were lost!! </li></ul>