Battle Of Stalingrad Analysis

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The Battle of Stalingrad INTRODUCTION: Following the disaster of the Battle of Moscow, Hitler resumed his invasion of the Soviet Union in 1942, attacking the City of Stalingrad. The Battle of Stalingrad begun at the start of July 1942 and continued into the colder months of the Russian winter, before ending on the 2nd of February 1943. It was one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, resulting in over one million soldier and civilian soviet casualties, with a further estimated 800,000 axis losses. However, the exact number of casualties in the battle will never truly be known. 1. OVERALL SUMMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE CAMPAIGN: Hitler saw the conquest of Stalingrad as vital for the campaign in Russia, the city occupied a strategic…show more content…
Despite, some details being changed to boost morale and show the government in a certain light, the main message and outcomes still remained the same. SOVIET UNION PROPAGANDA: The propaganda of the Soviet Union, was not based around the battle of Stalingrad, since the residents were still in the city as it happened, bringing not much need for propaganda. News of the Soviet victory in Stalingrad, boosted the morale of the Russian people greatly. It also gave the people more faith in their leader, Joseph Stalin, the Red Army was comfortable and confident with him at their lead, this confidence, trust and high morale enabled the Red Army to be on the successful offensive for the duration of the war. NAZI GERMANY PROPAGANDA: Throughout the battle of Stalingrad, the German people were upheld with positive news, constantly hearing progress being made and that victory was inevitable for Germany. The German people were reminded of the struggle that Germany faced and how Hitler would lead them to greatness. The prowess and the humanity of the German forces were continually emphasised. Through the use of propaganda Hitler recruited soldiers and reinforcements from Italy, Hungary and Romania, they were told that blood ties with the Fatherland were more important than other bonds with foreign countries and they were encouraged to fight on behalf of Hitler during the Battle of

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