Asked in Battle of Stalingrad
What was Hitler's big mistake at the Battle of Stalingrad?
February 01, 2014 4:36AM
The biggest error Hitler made was to try and hold on to the gains made during the battle for Stalingrad . He should have shortened his lines in the hopes that by doing so he could once again regain the initiative by having stronger forces at his disposal . The loss of mobile warfare while fighting in the streets of Stalingrad caused the loss of the entire Sixth Army under von Paulus along with many Romanian and Hungarian military assets .
Hitler had made many mistakes leading up to the loss of Stalingrad by following his political agenda and his pursuit of the oil in the Caucasus .