Reading post 79830 in main thread: Fiercest Battle in History
January 8th, 2005  
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If you want to talk percentages, AussieNick, that's fine. The Germans had over 200,000 troops in Stalingrad at the start of the battle and only 93,000 went into captivity so that's a greater than 50% loss ratio for the Germans alone. The Russian figures will never be accurately known but all who were there on both sides said it was much worse for them. A further note, although not part of the battle itself, the loss ratio for those Germans in captivity was far greater than those who died in combat. Of those 93,000 only 2400 ever returned to Germany so nothing approaches Stalingrad. Your troops suffered terribly it's true, but they did not suffer worse than Stalingrad.

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