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Stalingrad—The Turning Point on the Eastern Front

Lecture no. 17 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History

 Stalingrad—The Turning Point on the Eastern Front

Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

A look at the German strategy and Soviet responses that marked the epic struggle for Stalingrad, which lasted from August 1942 until March 1943 and marked the turning point of the war on the Eastern front. After this crushing defeat, the Germans would be forced onto the defensive, and the Russians would begin their long agonizing drive to liberate their country.