Italeri 1/72 WWII Stalingrad Siege Uranus Operation Battle Diorama Set
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The battle of Stalingrad was a turning point of the Second World War and one of the most famous battles of military history. The battle began in the summer of 1942 and the Soviet Red Army faced the German army for the control of Volga and Don rivers region. The military operations were focused on the symbolic city of Stalingrad destroyed by the intense German bombing. The ruins of the city became the theater of brutal and fierce close-quarters combats. One of the most important German targets was the control of the industrial area including the huge tractor factory, converted during the war to the production of T-34 tanks, destroyed by bombers and artillery fire. In November 1942, the Soviets launched the large flanking maneuver to surround the Wehrmacht forces in Stalingrad that ended with the surrender of German Troops in the first months of 1943. The victory obtained by the Red Army was the starting point of the Soviets offensive that brought them to Berlin in 1945.