Stalin vs Hitler: The Russian German War
The debilitating, humiliating defeat at Stalingrad early in 1943, was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. No more stupendous victories, only vicious, blood-spilling defeats. For the final push towards Berlin, Russia assembled an army of unimaginable size and strength - 74 armies, 743 divisions, 15,000 tanks, and 15,000 planes.
Russia, 1941. The worst winter in 140 years. The tide had turned, and the advantages were now with the Russians. The Germans, in despair, were thrown back, 20 miles, 50, 100, 200 miles. Their generals, in panic, wanted to retreat. An enraged Hitler ordered them to fight to the end.
Darkness descended on Eastern Europe when Hitler and his generals, smug and arrogant, in command of the superlative army which had prostrated France and humbled England, looked eastward, supremely confident that they would now easily destroy Russia.
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