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  • Russia
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1943

    Joseph Goebbels

    The catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Stalingrad

    Russia
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1943

    The catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Stalingrad (February 1943) – was difficult matters to present to the German public, who were increasingly weary of the war and skeptical that it could be won.




  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 7, 1943

    Winston Churchill

    Churchill arrived home

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 7, 1943

    From Morocco, Churchill went to Cairo, Adana, Cyprus, Cairo again, and Algiers for various purposes. Churchill arrived home on 7 February having been out for the country for nearly a month.




  • Germany
    Thursday Feb 18, 1943

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels's next speech was a passionate demand for his audience to commit to total war

    Germany
    Thursday Feb 18, 1943

    Goebbels's next speech, the Sportpalast speech of 18 February 1943, was a passionate demand for his audience to commit to total war, which he presented as the only way to stop the Bolshevik onslaught and save the German people from destruction. The speech also had a strong antisemitic element and hinted at the extermination of the Jewish people that was already underway.




  • Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    World War II

    Third Battle of Kharkov

    Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    The Third Battle of Kharkov was a series of battles on the Eastern Front undertaken by the German Army Group South against the Red Army, between 19 February and 15 March 1943. The German counter strike led to the recapture of the cities of Kharkov and Belgorod.




  • Soviet Union
    Monday Feb 22, 1943

    Vasily Zaitsev

    Zaytsev was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    Monday Feb 22, 1943

    On 22 February 1943, Zaytsev was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. He returned to the front and finished the war at the Battle of the Seelow Heights in Germany, with the military rank of captain. He became a member of the Communist Party in 1943.




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