The battle of Stalingrad was such a significant even in the outcome of the second world war and the Russian revolution nearly 10 years before. Important enough that George Orwell or (Eroc Blare) decide to write a story in allegory to the occurring events across seas.
In 1940 the Germans invaded Russia, known as operation BARBAROSSA. The idea behind this invasion is to launch a massive sneak attach on Russian borders and to obtain Russian land west of the Urals and force Moscow to capitulate.
The Germans advanced to Leningrad in the north, Kharkov in the south and central Russia. They eventually circled the Russians, taking advantage of the mobile armored warfare. This was known as “blitzkrieg”. This tactic was proven effective but not effective enough. This gave the soviets a run for their money yet the red army prevailed. Weekend yet victorious, the Russians held the line between them and the discriminated German army. The whole ordeal stretched into the winter, in which the Germans were not prepared for. And seeing how this all took place on Russian territory, the Rooskies felt comfortable in their homeland.
The soviets had time in-between wave of German attacks to gather themselves better and better each time, Enough to the point that they felt that they could return the favor and had planned a counterattack. After 5 treacherous days of battling, the Russians had brought the advancing Germans to a halt. This is in connection to the battle of the cowshed in Orwell’s animal farm.
Since the Germans were low in numbers, starves due to lack of rations and moral. From the magazine and web page, an article from “The Independent Reader” stated that the Russians...
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...a city to rebuild. From “the Telegraph” Vlaitmer Putin stated that “Stalingrad will forever remain a symbol of unity and invincibility of our people, a symbol of genuine patriotism, a symbol of the greatest victory of the Soviet liberator soldiers.
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