Today In History

6 years 8 months ago - 6 years 8 months ago #1 by Nikita
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69 years ago, at Stalingrad, the nazism received a slap from which it would never recover.

Considered rightly as a major turning point of WW2, the battle of Stalingrad takes on several aspects.

Psychologically: Facing the world, nazi Germany is not invincible anymore. After the siege of Moscow, in 1941, which was supposed to fall in one week and which resisted triumphantly all winter long, Stalingrad rings as a hope, and not only for the Soviet citizens...

Strategically: The last bolt towards Asia held on, the oil of Baku is definitively out of reach of Hitler's claws, and that will carry weight in the long war which announces since the American entry to the conflict...

Tactically: The 6th German army is dead, while the Red Army is reconstituted and reorganized. The Soviet troops are henceforth fully outfitted with pretty good equipment, and managed by professional officers, who took back their place while the role of political officers tends to decrease. The Soviet "stream roller" started up. At East, the rests of the Wehrmacht will henceforth only retreat back to Berlin...

If we speak about the consequences of this battle on the progress of WW2, in my opinion, it is justifiable to think that, on this February 2nd, 1943, the entire world is indebted with the defenders of Stalingrad...
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6 years 8 months ago #2 by Nikita
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Dresden bombing - 13/15 February 1945







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6 years 8 months ago - 6 years 8 months ago #3 by Morty
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Just to add this:





Today in Dresden: Human chain as a warning against war and right-wing radicalism and also to commemorate all the victims of WW2 generally.

In the background: Frauenkirche as a symbol of the rebuilt Dresden



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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #4 by LadyAgu
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Some about history. Who don't know anything about Polish history (or know very small ;) ), that's great video without any word :)


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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #5 by Nikita
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Great idea, Lady Agu, at least for me who don't know very much about your country.
Just a bit about contemporary history (since WW2), and also that Napoléon Bonaparte won at Gdańsk, but never be proud about this French man (despite this motto under my avatar because only the strategist and the tactician interests me, as others since Alexander the Great until Rommel...)

Very nice video and a fine way to learn. Thanks. :gj:

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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #6 by Nikita
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About langage difficulties in war context...

Extract from the Daniel Costelle documentary " Le dernier sursaut " (the last burst) in the Henry de Turenne production " Les grandes batailles " (the great battles), General Mac Auliffe tells about his historic word in 1944 in Bastogne.

As you can notice it, the French subtitles translates "nuts !" with the corresponding French expression "des clous !"( nails ),
so now you will know it, if a French say to you "des clous !", that mean the same as "go to hell !" ;)

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