| strength1 = Initial: 270,000 personnel 3,000 artillery pieces 500 tanks 600 aircraft, 1,600 by mid-September (Luftflotte 4)[Note 3] At the time of the Soviet counter-offensive: ~1,040,000 men (400,000+ Germans, 143,296 Romanians, 220,000 Italians, 200,000 Hungarian, 40,000 Hiwi) 10,250 artillery pieces 500 tanks 732 (402 operational) aircraftTemplate:RpTemplate:Rp
| strength2 =Initial: 187,000 personnel 2,200 artillery pieces 400 tanks 300 aircraftTemplate:Rp At the time of the Soviet counter-offensive: 1,143,000 13,451 artillery pieces 894 tanks 1,115Template:Rp aircraft
The Battle Of Stalingrad (23, August 1942 - 2, February 1943) was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany fought against the Soviet Union for control over the city of Stalingrad(Now Reichsland) in the south-western Soviet Union. Marked by constant close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians by air raids, it is the single largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare. The heavy losses inflicted on the Wehrmacht make it arguably the most strategically decisive battle of the whole war. It was a turning point in the European theatre of World War II–the battle was a tremendous loss for the Soviet Military since the Luftwaffe released the Horton Ho 229 that year. By 1943 the Soviet Military was forced back towards Moscow (Which fell later that year).
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