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operation to include the complete capture of the Stalingrad city by killing all the men and deporting the women and children because they were “thoroughly communists and dangerous.” 6 Hitler suggested that the people in the city had been transformed into Communists by the communist Soviet Union. Nazi Germany made the assumption that the capture would help to secure the German armies in the north with the aim of securing the petroleum resources 7 . 2 William, Craig. “ Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad.” (Konecky Konecky, 2004), p.5. 3 Ronald, Pahl. "Stalingrad-The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 (Book)." Social studies , (2003), p.233. 4 Ronald, Pahl. "Stalingrad-The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 (Book)." Social studies , (2003), p.233. 5 S. J. Lewis. "The Battle of Stalingrad." (Blockby Block, 2003), p.29. 6 David, Yelton. "The Stalingrad Cauldron: Inside the Encirclement and Destruction of the 6th Army." Central European History, (2014), p.452. 7 Ronald, Pahl. "Stalingrad-The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 (Book)." Social studies , (2003), p.233.
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3 Secondly, the attack on Stalingrad city began on 23 rd August 1942 and became a turning point in the Europe’s World War II. The Soviet Union coordinated at most four armies that were poorly controlled to attack the Germans from the northern side of the city 8 . This led to hundreds of thousands of casualties in the Red Army but slowed the German operation in capturing of the Stalingrad city. In late August, German’s 6 th Army reached the city’s outskirts as they pursued the 62 nd and the 64 th Armies 9 . As the war aggravated, civilians were not evacuated from the city, and most of them were affected as "10000 women and 1000 children survived the inhuman conditions of the battle and two winters in the rubble of the city.” 10 This shows how the civilian suffered during the battle of Stalingrad with women and children surviving not only the war but also two harsh winters in inhumane conditions. Heavy bombing was experienced in the city as the battle continued. Stalin, the head of the Soviet Union, did not evacuate civilians from the city and hundreds of thousands were trapped while the bombing went on 11 . As the battle continued, the Soviet Union developed strategies to attack the Germans with the aim of protecting the city, but the air raids increased the casualties 12 . Within a period of one month, the city had been ruined, and fighting got desperate and fierce as the Soviet Union protected its territory from 8David, Yelton. "The Stalingrad Cauldron: Inside the Encirclement and Destruction of the 6th Army." Central European History, (2014), p.453. 9 William, Craig. “ Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad.” (Konecky Konecky, 2004), p.7. 10 Ronald, Pahl. "Stalingrad-The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 (Book)." Social studies , (2003), p.234. 11Ronald, Pahl. "Stalingrad-The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 (Book)." Social studies , (2003), p.233.
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