In the battle of Stalingrad, is the cold to repel the German army? But is it really the case?

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In the battle of Stalingrad, is the cold to repel the German army? But is it really the case?

2016-08-09 22:54:48 314 ℃

In Hitler originally conceived, the battle of Stalingrad should shoudaoqinlai, the Germans choose attacking the city in the summer. But Hitler's troop movements errors and of the Soviet Union serious underestimate makes this plan several weeks to capture the city in a few months later still stands down. War stalemate beyond the Germans expected, summer quickly in the past, long seesaw battle both sides ushered in the November, but it also means that the arrival of the Soviet winter.

Many later war interpretation that Soviet - 40 DEG C in winter is one of the important reasons for the German defeat at Stalingrad, or even the root cause. Whether winter has played such a big role? The answer was No. There is nodoubt, winter does influence on German great, but is not decisive, objectively said, bad weather influence on both sides is consistent, the Soviet Red Army also have been the invasion of cold, but eventually the Germans defeated, more or strategy of errors.

First, because of the strength of the enemy seriously underestimated, Hitler thought in the summer will be able to capture Stalingrad. Therefore, soldiers of the whole dress is still in Xiafu mainly. Even after the onset of winter, the German army equipped with warm clothing, but neglect the preparation, or let the Germans eat a lot of bitterness.

Secondly, Germany is the lack of supplies, which is mainly reflected in the lack of ammunition and supplies. At this point, Zhukov is much better. Even if is the most obvious period of dominance of the German, captured more than 80% of the urban areas, but Zhukov still clinging to the last stronghold. The Soviets will be the last stronghold as a bridgehead, and is behind the Volga River pier. Despite the loss of most of the urban area, but backed by waterway, the Soviets can still obtain a continuous supply of water from, the Soviet Union and therefore have a continue to combat the material basis. In contrast, the Germans, the material by airdrop and cargo capacity is limited and much affected by the weather, so German supply not for a long time to meet. In the subsequent strategic counterattack, Paulus army was besieged in the city, was completely cut off the supply line.

It should be wise to retreat at this time. Hitler insisted that the Germans had run out of ammunition and food supplies. Winter at this time is tantamount to make the situation worse. Many German soldiers starved to death. Hunger and lack of ammunition, coupled with the extreme cold, these factors continue to destroy the German will, so that the rapid decline in the ability of the German war, so the advantage of the war to the Soviet union.