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Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

Len185 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:53 AM
ROG47, you missed one thing. Stalin did not have plan to invade America. Hitler did. So if not for Stalin's effort to defeat Hitler you may today write your comments in German.
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...