This paper is on Why was 1943 a key, bellwether year? Briefly explain the important results of the following THREE important military campaigns of that year: the battle of the Atlantic, the battle of Stalingrad, and the pacific war
Why was 1943 a key, bellwether year?
1. Briefly explain the important results of the following THREE important military campaigns of that year: the battle of the Atlantic, the battle of Stalingrad, and the pacific war
2. Next, choose two major warring nations involved in these battles. And explain how the domestic situation in each (regarding morale, propaganda, economic mobilization, etc.) was related to these result. In other words analyze the interaction of home front and frontline at this crucibikal point in the war.
World War 2 Timeline – 1943
Important events of 1943, including the arrest of Mussolini.
|4 Jan||Operation Ring approved by STAVKA – Russian HQ. It entails the destruction of the German VI Army at Stalingrad, unit by unit.|
|8 Jan||Cut off and surrounded by an entire Soviet Army Group, Friedrich Paulus, commander of the German VI Army at Stalingrad, refuses a generous Russian offer to surrender his forces. Hitler orders his general to hold position “to the last man standing.”|
|10 Jan||Operation Ring begins at 08.00 with a massive artillery attack on the VI Army, and, as per instructions, the German troops were hunted down unit by unit.|
|13 Jan||Two Russian armies attack the Germans at Kharkov in the Ukraine.|
|14 Jan||The start of the Casablanca Conference. Churchill and Roosevelt agreed to increase American bombing of Germany, and to transfer of British military resources to the Far East once Italy had been defeated. Stalin, not invited, was left out in the cold!