The Russian Front 1941-1945 (1998): S01E02 – Turning Point Stalingrad


War Documentary hosted by Michael Leighton, published by Discovery Channel in 1998.


The Battle of Stalingrad was a brutal military campaign between Russian forces and those of Nazi Germany and the Axis powers during World War II. The battle is infamous as one of the largest, longest and bloodiest engagements in modern warfare: From August 1942 through February 1943, more than two million troops fought in close quarters – and nearly two million people were killed or injured in the fighting, including tens of thousands of Russian civilians. But the Battle of Stalingrad ultimately turned the tide of World War II in favour of the Allied forces. This episode covers the terrible events of 1942, from the doomed attempt to capture Moscow to the high water mark of Hitler’s encirclement of Stalingrad.

The Russian Front 1941-1945 Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Russian Front 1941-1945 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 1998.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 48 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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