Tag: Stalingrad

The Turning Point

Above is a picture of the city of Stalingrad taken turing the battle. The Battle of Stalingrad is seen by many as the turning point of the Second World War, and for good reason. The battle was part of the Nazi offensive on the Eastern Front. Before the Soviet Union had won the battle, the Russians … Continue reading The Turning Point

Order Up! #227, Please step forward! (and definitely not back)

  Stalin’s Order No. 227 is infamous for the phrase “Not One Step Back!” and for beginning the catalytic events that ultimately changed the outcome of the war to the favor of the Soviet Union (USSR). Within the Order No. 227 there are direct orders from “The Supreme Command of the Red Army” to prevent and…

Not One Step Backwards!

Soviet victory in the epic Battle of Stalingrad was in part due to Joseph Stalin’s notorious Order No. 227, known as “Not One Step Backwards!” Officers who permitted their men to retreat without explicit orders were to be arrested and “treated as traitors,” while rank-and-file “panickers and cowards” were to be shot on the spot … More Not One Step Backwards!

Victory for the Soviets

The “Great Patriotic War,” otherwise known as World War II,  was a difficult time for both the USSR and Germany. Both states were limited in resources and struggled to maintain a satisfied audience of citizens as well as successfully maintain their armies due to lack of food and advanced weaponry. The Battle of Stalingrad turned … Continue reading Victory for the Soviets