The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad. Battle of Stalingrad, successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad that was a turning point in favor of the Allies in World War II. Russians consider it to be one of the greatest battles of their Great Patriotic War, and most historians consider it to be the greatest battle of the entire conflict. Army University Press in association with the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate presents the Stalingrad campaign overview.
Luftwaffe utbombet byen. Det var få steder å gjemme seg for videre bombing og artilleriangrep.