In June of 1941, Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the largest land invasion in history, hoping to eliminate the Soviets from the war before turning his attention back to England and, soon, America. But after a promising start, heavy autumn rains ‒ followed by winter cold and snow ‒ stalled the Germans. Soviet counterattacks further complicated Hitler’s plans. But by the spring of 1942, the Germans had regrouped to launch a major offensive in the south. When both sides converged on Stalingrad, determined Soviet resistance turned the fight into a grinding contest of attrition over seven weeks of block-by-block fighting. With the Germans worn down, the Red Army was able to launch one of the most successful surprise counterattacks in history by surrounding and defeating the entire German 6th Army. The stunning Soviet victory turned the tide of the war while shocking the entire German nation with the prospect of losing the war.
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