Battle of Stalingrad September 2, 1942- February 2, 1943 By Hayley Rabbit Mrs. Crowder’s Third period
Stalingrad is a major industrial city on the banks of the Volga River, and to take over this area would allow Germany to cut off the Russian army’s major supply lines.
Stalingrad was a vital trade route between the Caspian sea and the northern part of Russia.
The battle was caused by the Germans not being able to capture Moscow.
Hitler wanted to expand so they went after Stalingrad.
The battle began on September 2,1942
The Russian flag
The Battle of Stalingrad was between the Germans and the Soviet soldiers.
This battle was going on during World War II with Hitler in charge of Germany.
The battle was known as Rattenkrieg, the ‘war of the rats’
Hitler was the ruler of Germany during WW2.
Hitler was the one who established the bombing on Stalingrad in April.
General Friedrich Paulus led the Sixth Army, commanded by Hitler, to seize the oil fields in the Caucasus Mountains.
Ordered the extermination of all civilians in Stalingrad.
Found hiding in the basement of a department store.
The Sixth Army Friedrich Paulus
the leader of Russia during WW2.
defended Stalingrad because it had his name
was the rival of Hitler
September 2, 1942 The battle of Stalingrad begins The late 1941 Hitler fails to capture Moscow Early November 1942, the Germans controlled 90 percent of Stalingrad. August 11, The Sixth Army reaches the Don. February 2, 1943 The last two German forces (in Stalingrad surrender. January 31, 1943 Paulus surrenders November 19, 1942 The Soviet began their counteroffensive January 10, 1943 the beginning of the final Soviet offensive to take Stalingrad.
Battle Line Up (Russia vs. Germany)
Had 1,000,500 men
Had 13,541 machinery
Had 1,011,500 men
Had 10,290 machinery
this battle was known as the “war of the rats” because the soldiers hid and fought in wreckage, garbage, ditches, and other rat like homes.
Map Of Stalingrad
My Primary Source A part of a newspaper, and other medals, coins, and bullets.
the Battle of Stalingrad ended on February 2,1943.
The Russians won
The Russian victory severely weakened the German army, and marked the beginning of the end for the Nazi Germany.