david_the_positive said:Doppleganger said:Agree with Points 1 and 2, although Stalingrad was a strategic defeat for Germany at which the Soviets suffered nearly 3 times the casualties.
Hi guys. Good to post here again. I see a real potential for research in the interest displayed here on the Soviet-German war.
On Stalingrad statistics, I think its crucial to know your sources. If you rely on what a particular historian writes down and credits to somebody, you are not exactly thinking for yourself.
If you have German or Russian wartime docs, please share them. I certainly would be interested. For my part, I can email you scans of German docs (in Russian translation.) Reading posts on this forum encouraged me to look them up.
Hi David. The trouble is can anyone agree on one definitive source of casualty figures? There are a few books and numerous links on the web all with varying estimates. A more reliable one on the web is:
Looking at what it says and discounting Axis Satellite losses which were mainly Romanian and occurred outside Stalingrad itself you can see that the ratio was nearly 5:1 in favour of the Wehrmacht. I think we can deduce from taking all the reliable sources into account that the Soviets (as with every other major winning offensive they conducted) took heavy casualties to achieve victory. If you look at my posts I almost always will provide links to back-up my opinions in any case.