The bitter Battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of WWII on the Eastern Front. The relentless and unstoppable German advances that had seen the panzers sweep hundreds of miles into Russia was finally brought to a halt at Stalingrad. The elite German 6th Army was first fought to a standstill, then surrounded and forced to surrender. For the first time in the war, the Germany army had been defeated on the field of battle. Before Stalingrad the Russians never won; after Stalingrad they could not lose. Part of Arcturus' popular illustrated history series, Stalingrad is a vital read for anyone interested in 20th century history. Fully illustrated with almost 100 great photographs and maps.