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No greenery remained. Chuikov takes over command of Stalingrad Subordinate to Zhukov Chuikov is amazed by what has happened to Stalingrad. Fight for the railway station. Red Army pushed to the very edge of the Volga Germans attacked the central railway station

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no greenery remained
No greenery remained
  • Chuikov takes over command of Stalingrad
  • Subordinate to Zhukov
  • Chuikov is amazed by what has happened to Stalingrad
fight for the railway station
Fight for the railway station
  • Red Army pushed to the very edge of the Volga
  • Germans attacked the central railway station
  • Changed hands fifteen times in three days
resembled an earthquake
Resembled an earthquake
  • The city resembled the aftermath of an earthquake
bitter fighting
“Bitter fighting”
  • Soviet Advantage
  • Fighting at night benefited the Soviets
  • “Bitter fighting”
the mentality of the soldiers
The mentality of the soldiers
  • Stalingrad defies military explanation
  • Chuikov inspired his men
operation uranus
Operation Uranus
  • 1 million Russian soldiers
  • 14,000 heavy artillery
  • 1000 tanks
operation uranus1
Operation Uranus
  • November 19, 1942
  • First fully prepared Soviet attack of the Second World War
  • Aimed at the weaker Romanian forces
uranus pinched
Uranus pinched
  • Within four days Soviet forces surround the Germans
  • The Russian pincer movement works and the two Russian forces meet 100km west of Stalingrad
germans trapped
Germans trapped
  • Hitler orders Paulus to remain near Stalingrad
  • The Luftwaffe promised to supply the German Army with food
a field marshal never surrenders
A field marshal never surrenders
  • Paulus is promoted to Field Marshall
  • Hitler did this expecting Paulus to kill himself rather than surrender
  • Paulus is captured in a cellar the next day
results of stalingrad
Results of Stalingrad
  • Germans finally suffered a defeat in the war’
  • Their mantra of being an invincible army was shattered
  • Provided a morale boost for the allied nations