The Most Savage Battle of History: The Battle of Stalingrad

No Stepping Back- Fight!


Battle of Stalingrad during the fall of 1942. (Photo by Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images)

Despite heavy losses and causalities, Stalin and his forces resorted to fighting. Decreeing order: “Not a Step Back!” Stalin instructed his troops to wrestle. Further, those who surrendered face execution and would subject to the trial by military tribunals.

With over 20,000 troops and approximately than 100 tanks, Stalin began sending support in the city and its surrounding areas. Fighting raged in Stalingrad with snipers bombing the city’s buildings and streets.