World History Rough Draft.docx - Cameron Marlowe Period 4 World History Stalingrad The turning point on the eastern front Stalingrad was bloody urban

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Cameron Marlowe Period 4 World History Stalingrad: The turning point on the eastern front Stalingrad was bloody urban warfare fought from street to street, house to house, and room to room as the Soviets resisted German attempts to take the city. The Battle of Stalingrad marked the beginning of the end for Germany's advances into eastern Europe and Russia, the Soviet victory at Stalingrad was a great defeat for Hitler, who had elevated the battle's importance in Germany. At the siege of Stalingrad in 1942, it is reported that the besieged Soviets rolled giant loudspeakers to their front lines and played Argentinean tangos to their German attackers to keep them on edge through the long winter nights. The Battle of Stalingrad humiliated Hitler and caused the German people to lose faith in their leader and also boosted morale of the Allies while Nazi morale plummeted. The Battle of Stalingrad was so significant for the Allies because it was the first major loss for the Germans and the Axis powers. Hitler
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