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August 27th 1942 German Troops Reach Stalingrad

German Troops Advance on Stalingrad

German troops reached the Russian city of Stalingrad, on the Volga, and laid seige to it. German troops advanced on Stalingrad and broke through Russian lines, but did not succeed in taking the city. The Soviets fought block for block building for building and thus any advantage that the Germans had in airpower and even in armor was lost. Hitler would allow no withdrawal from Stalingrad, and the Russian troops gradually wore down the Germans.