Thursday, June 7, 2018
The cover picture of this blog is all about this one battle that really decided the war. Ironically, it was Hitler's own stupidity that cost him both this battle and the war itself.
According to John Erickson's book, The Road to Stalingrad, the German Army Group South could have taken the city intact without fighting for it if they had taken it months earlier. If the Germans had been led by a smarter supreme commander instead of by Hitler who was totally incompetent, the Germans could have taken Stalingrad, the Baku oilfields, and beaten Russia decisively.