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Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:04 PM
There were so many pivotal battles during WWII: the Battle of Britain, the battle of Midway, the battle of Stalingrad. It was like God was watching over the democracies. Victory wasn't easy nor was it cheap in terms of money and lives, but God smiled for a little while. I worry, though, that we are heading down the same path of appeasement, weak diplomacy, and war.
Feb. 2 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of World War II's most decisive and utterly destructive battles, the five-months of slaughter in the Russian city then called Stalingrad.

In 2012, this column revisited several major battles of 1942, including Midway and El Alamein. Midway destroyed Japan's strategic offensive capabilities. El Alamein began the Western Allies' long drive to Berlin. Winston Churchill saw Britain's North African victory as, "perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Subsequent allied victories on the Western and Eastern fronts proved Churchill correct, with Stalingrad the eastern end of the beginning.

However, the defeat Adolf...