The day the Germans lost the battle of Stalingrad – level 1
It is August 23, 1942. The Germans start the battle for the city of Stalingrad. They need to control Stalingrad if they want to control the oil fields in the south.
First, German planes bomb the city. Then, the German soldiers go to the city. Big and long fights start. Both sides are fighting for every building. The Russian defense is strong. But they are slowly losing the city.
On November 19, 1942, the situation changes. A lot of new Russian soldiers come to fight at Stalingrad. They make a circle around German soldiers in the city. The Germans can’t get more bullets and food. Their situation starts to be bad. They are cold and hungry.
On February 2, 1943, the Germans stop the fight. The battle is finished. The Russians win.
As a result, the city of Stalingrad is totally destroyed. 2 million people are dead or injured.
Difficult words: battle (a big fight between two armies), oil fields (a place where you can get oil which you use to make fuel, gasoline, or petrol),both (two), circle (a shape like the letter O), totally (completely), destroyed (to be broken into many pieces), injured (when some part of your body is broken).
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