Photo: German Federal Archives Georgii Zelma

The 70th Anniversary of the Nazi defeat at Stalingrad

25th January 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

The battle fought across the Volga River in Stalingrad from summer 1942 until 2nd February 1943, which cost the lives of an estimated half a million Soviet solders was one of the greatest and most decisive class struggles in history. It broke the back of Hitler’s Eastern army and ensured Nazi defeat in the Second World War.