- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 9, 2006
Get the very latest thinking on the epic siege – the deadly standoff that cost 2 million lives – that became Hitler’s first major defeat.
- Settles longstanding controversies and definitively solves historical puzzles.
- Utilizes cutting-edge technology from diverse fields of research.
- The definitive analysis of the Battle of Stalingrad, 1942-1943.
Where soldiers die, history is made. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES offers a remarkably fresh and exhilarating look at the most fascinating conflicts in history by focusing on the bloody ground where they were waged. This groundbreaking series definitively re-examines what we think we know about history’s great clashes. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES redefines the military documentary by utilizing every possible technique – demonstrations, reenactments, advanced forensic and historical analysis, and more – to perfectly clarify battles from the legendary to the obscure.
After a marathon advance deep into Russia, Nazi access to the oil of the Caucasus was blocked by the resolute city of Stalingrad. What should have been a stepping stone to conquest surprised everyone by bringing the German Army to a halt and entangling it in 200 days of terrible fighting. Half a million Germans died and as many as 1.5 million Russians. In the end, the Nazis could not break Stalingrad and retreated, having uselessly wasted resources they desperately needed in other theaters of WWII.
The German Army had momentum from a string of victories, were using the best technology on the planet, and were led and trained by the premiere military minds of the era. How did the inexperienced, old-fashioned, and ill-equipped Russians defeat the greatest army in the world? Credit is often given to “General Winter,” but new scholarship suggests the Russians had other advantages only now coming to light.
BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES’ thorough investigation of Stalingrad presents intriguing evidence that challenges what we’ve always thought about this famous struggle.