Battle of Stalingrad, USSR, Second World War

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The battle for Stalingrad. German prisoners of war in a Siberian camp (about 1942).

The battle for Stalingrad between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army was the most brutal battle of the Second World War. More than 700,000 lives were lost. Hitler suffered his first defeat, which marked a turning point on the Eastern Front.

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