Battle of Stalingrad

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The Battle for Stalingrad (17 July 1942 – 2 February 1943), during World War II, was a successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad, now Volgograd, stated to be the largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, and a major turning point in the war.

A less often mentioned aspect is that the Soviet casualties during the battle were far greater than the German and allied casualties.

Out of the nearly 91,000 German prisoners of war captured by the Soviet Union at Stalingrad, only about 5,000-6,000 returned to Germany and only after the death of Stalin, long after the end of the war, with the deaths of the prisoners of war being due to causes such as deaths in Stalin's Gulag camp system.

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