Stalingrad, modern day Volgograd, is a city in southern Russia on the Volga river. During the World War II one of the largest an most important battles between German and Soviet troops occurred in the city.

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Could the German Sixth Army have succesfully broken out of the Stalingrad pocket before December, 23? [on hold]

It's known that General Paulus asked Hitler for permission to withdraw from Stalingrad several times. The first being even before Sixth Army was encircled. It was made when he became convinced the ...
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Did it matter that the Red Army clung on to Stalingrad's west bank in 1942?

All histories of the Stalingrad battle emphasise the heroic defence of the west bank of the Volga by the Red Army in 1942. It implies that if the German 6th Army had just managed to oust the last ...
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What was the role of Nikita Khrushchev during the battle of Stalingrad?

In the movie Enemy at the Gates there is a moment when Nikita Khrushchev comes to take control over the Soviet forces defending Stalingrad, even making previous commander commit suicide (is this ...
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Did Erwin König Exist?

Erwin K├Ânig Was a sniper supposedly killed by Vasily Zaytsev in the Battle of Stalingrad. The diary of Vasily Zaytsev mentions killing Erwin Konig, and there is a sniper scope in Russia, but there is ...