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Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

USNbubblehead Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:16 AM
Three of the most tragic aspects of this battle for the Germans, was Hitler's staunch refusal to let the Sixth Army break out and fight their way towards the relief force, the Fourth Panzer Army under Field Marshall von Manstein, the denial of requests for winter equipment for the Sixth Army, and Hitler's agreeing to let the Luftwaffe try to supply them. Practically everyone on the German High Command and senior government knew it was a farce, and that Goering was blowing smoke. These must have been a bitter pills for them to swallow.
3129 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 4:03 PM
A major mistake the Germans made was to live off the land instead of insuring good supply lines. Inf the Ukraine, the Germans were welcomed as liberators, but a cruel and stupid general refused to exploit the situation, thereby losing the Ukrainians as allies. Impeach Obama. Viva la revolucion.
Steve of CA Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:27 PM
What was tragic is that Hitler could have been stopped long before, even before he consolidated power as Chancellor.
George257 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:10 PM
They say the allies never tried to assassinate hitler. He was our best weapon.
3129 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 4:04 PM
Today we are in a similar situation. The nation's best gun salesman is Barrack Obama. Nonetheless, he has to go. Impeach Obama for malfeasance. Viva la revolucion.
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...