The greatest Battle in modern warfare - what do you all think

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Another battle I have heard nicknamed the 'Stalingrad of the Western Front' was the battle for Ortona, in december/january of 1943. Ortana was a large Italian city and a large point in the race through italy. It pitted the Canadians against the hardened German Falschirmjager (Paratrooper Division). As for Stalingrad, symbolically it was a huge objective and would've been a giant morale booster had the germans ever fully occupied it. That is why the russians put so much into it's defense, and why Hitler ordered the 6th army to take it at any cost, thus sentencing them to death (and eventually, against his will, surrender). I saw a statistic on TV a few weeks ago, and my numbers may be a bit off, but it's close to : Out of the 95000 prisonners of the German 6th army taken by the Russians at the end of Stalingrad, only 4000 would live until the end of the war. That's definitely shocking, although there are much more shocking statistics out there about the war.

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Hazmat wrote:conclusion:russians are animals
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I think Kursk was a great battle to I think.
It is THE greatest Tank battle ever to take place!!!

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unL wrote:Stalingrad was a misstake, it wasnt even the real goal of the 6th army, but the oildfileds where... and suddenley some fool changes the objectives cause he dosnt know better and we all know the tragic results of that...

bless all unfortunate ppl that was there. what a waste... :(

A mistake!?! Wasn't that one of the biggest acheivments(ATWRTY!#$@!$#@$ ) in russian WW2 history?

Sorry but I didn't pay attention in history class ;[




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Kursk decided the war. After Stalingrad the Germans were able to rebuild, after Kursk they couldn't.


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Mr. YOur no fun wrote:Germans win at Kursk
leyken kruats ney tabhee poora jang nahee jeeta

WW2 ka sabsey behtereen jang Operation Torch tha,Franciesees' ko mardal dya tha
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pakistani wrote:
leyken kruats ney tabhee poora jang nahee jeeta

WW2 ka sabsey behtereen jang Operation Torch tha,Franciesees' ko mardal dya tha
What?

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