The Battle of Stalingrad Topic: The battle of Stalingrad Key Ideas: Importance of Stalingrad, Operation Blue, Operation Saturn, Operation Uranus Key Conclusions to me made: it was a turning point in the war where Germany lost
Group A were to attack south towards Rostov, and wipe out through the Transcaucasus heading for the Caspian Sea while taking oil-fields at Maikop.
Group B ’ s primary task was to provide strong Northern flank along the Don, while cutting the vital Soviet freight traffic on the Volga.
Key Fact 3: Operation Saturn -December 1942 until February 1943 -Red Army Operation on Eastern front of WWII -The first stage was to cut off the Germany’s Army Group A. -24th Dec tanks raided Tatsinskaya(The closest air base to Stalingrad) -29th Dec Germany had no choice but to retreat.
Key Fact 3: Operation Saturn (Continued) *90,000-prisoners, 5000-returned to Germany *By January the Hungarian Army was destroyed (Second Stage) *Germany had to retreat. *Krusk, Karkov, and Rostov were captured on Feb 1943. *Stalingrad was 400 miles off West, they had to delay the offensive until 25h February.
Operation Uranus - A german force was encircled during Operation Uranus. - Zhukov and Vasilevsky were the two leaders. - Zhukov’s Plan was to collect enough resources to keep Paulus German 6Th Amry busy while Soviet troops build 5five new tank armies. - The Germans is surrounded in Stalingrad, The Soviet now attacks the weak fronts held by poorly equipped Romanian armies.
Operation Uranus (Continued) - Germans Sixth Army had lost more troop because of the Soviet ground attacks (January 31, 1943). - The Luftwaffe promised to help resupply the Germans but never did because of the lose of transportation vehicles and weather conditions. - By February 2nd 250,000 German Sixth Army troops has surrendered to the Soviet.