Why Is Stalingrad So Important?

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by ghvalj, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. stalingrad is very important to historians and people like us who have an interest in the battle
     
  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    There's no denying it was an important battle, Michael.
     
  3. kipoyph

    kipoyph Junior Member

    Stalingrad was important because all of a sudden, the Germans realized that they are going to see some very very angry Russians itching to march all the way to Berlin.
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    That's profound.
     
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I believe Stalingrad became important only because of the name of the city and two leaders who were inflexible.

    As a result many perished on both sides.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    A strange coincidence this thread popping up again. I've just bought "Stalingrad" by Anthony Beaver. Looking forward to a good read once I have finished my current book.
     
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I believe Stalingrad became important only because of the name of the city and two leaders who were inflexible.

    As a result many perished on both sides.
    That's profound.

    Mk.II
     
  8. kipoyph

    kipoyph Junior Member

    A strange coincidence this thread popping up again. I've just bought "Stalingrad" by Anthony Beaver. Looking forward to a good read once I have finished my current book.


    Forget your current book and start reading. It's worth it.
     
  9. kipoyph

    kipoyph Junior Member

    That's profound.


    I'm serious, man.

    Before Feb 1943, the Germans were thinking "I'm gonna build my own dacha in Asia across the Volga where I will herd some sheep."

    After that, the Germans were asking "Who is the idiot that broke the lock that was keeping this mad bear caged?" :lol:
     
  10. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    I'm serious, man.

    Before Feb 1943, the Germans were thinking "I'm gonna build my own dacha in Asia across the Volga where I will herd some sheep."

    After that, the Germans were asking "Who is the idiot that broke the lock that was keeping this mad bear caged?" :lol:

    Mk.III Turbo

    I wouldn't attempt to speak for my very erudite Portugese friend. He is more than capable but I suspect that he has no doubt of your earnestness. It's that the delivery and depth might be a tad light.

    Are these direct quotes or translated from the German?
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Before Feb 1943, the Germans were thinking "I'm gonna build my own dacha in Asia across the Volga where I will herd some sheep."
    No. The German plan for Lebensraum on the east might involve individual settling or more likely settling by large agricultural concerns - the ideology was confused as usual, see Alfred Rosenberg and Walther Darré - while labour would be provided by serfdom provided by the local population strata.

    Your statements even if well meaning come at variance with the general tone of the thread, I've seen more reasoned posts. I trust you haven't read the thread from the beginning and saw how it evolved.
     
  12. L J

    L J Senior Member

    Mk.III Turbo

    I wouldn't attempt to speak for my very erudite Portugese friend. He is more than capable but I suspect that he has no doubt of your earnestness. It's that the delivery and depth might be a tad light.

    Are these direct quotes or translated from the German?
    :D:lol:
     

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