Introduction to the Eastern Front and the Battle of Stalingrad
Germany was unprepared for cold climate combat and by the time winter had set in, their tanks and weapons were freezing and soldiers were contracting frostbite. In addition, the Germans were now combating divisions from Siberia, who were well equipped and trained for cold climates and had participated in a series of counterattacks which had pushed the Germans further from Moscow. 1941 had ended unsuccessfully for the Germans.
Hitler, outraged by the failure to capture Moscow, fired Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch and assumed command of the Army himself. Now, a new offensive was devised by Hitler under the codename Case Blue and was executed on June 28th, 1942. This offensive would later result in the German Army's siege of Stalingrad and would prove to be the downfall the Eastern Front and eventual the collapse of the Third Reich, and it was all due to Hitler's incompetence as a strategic leader.
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