5 Brutal battles in history

  1. Battle of Stalingrad


  • 23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943 (5 months, 1 week and 3 days).
  • Location: Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet union .
  • Decise Soviet victory over German 6th army.
  • Axis powers lose strategic intiative on the eastern front.
  • Units involved from Russia (Stalingrad Front, 28th 51st 57th 62nd 64th armys, Don front, South west front.)
  • Commanders and leaders of Russia were Georgy Zhukov, Nikolay Voronov, A.M. Vasilevsky, Andrey Yeryomenko, Nikkita Krushchev, K.K. Rokossovsky, Nikolai Vatutin and Vasily Chuikov.
  • The Germany Leaders and Commanders were Fridrich Paulus, Erich von Manstein, W.F. von richthofen.

2. Battle of Waterloo


  • Began at 18 June 1815.
  • Location: Waterloo, then Netherlands, present day Belgium, 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Brussels.
  • Decisive Coalition victory.
  • French had 50,700 infantry, 14,390 cavalry, 8,050 artillery and engineers, 252 guns and a total of 73,000.
  • Seventh Coalition  had a total of 118,000.
  • First French Empire had a total of 41,000 casualties and losses.
  • Seventh Coalition had 24,000 casualities and losses.

3. Battle of Hastings


  • Began at 14 October 1066.
  • Location: Battle near Hastings, East Sussex, England.
  • Decise Norman victory.
  • Normans had an estimation of 7000 – 12,000 troops.
  • English had an estimation of  5,000 to 13,000 troops.
  • Comanders and leaders of the Normans were William of Normandy, Alan the red, William fitzOsbern, Eustace II, Count of Boulogne.
  • Commanders and leaders of the English were Harold Godwinson, Grth Godwinson, Leofwine Godwinson.

4. Battle of Yorktown


  • September 28 – October 19, 1781.
  • Location: Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Decisive Franco-American victory.
  • End of land operations in the Thirteen Colonies.
  • The last major land battle in North America of the American Revolutionary war.
  • English had 9000 troops at the start of the battle.
  • America and French had 18,900 troops at the start of the battle.

5. Battle of Leipzip


  • 16-19 October 1813.
  • Location: Leipzig, Saxony.
  • Decisive Coalition victory.
  • The Confederation of the rhine dissolves.
  • Napoleon loses control of the territories east of the rhine.
  • First French Empire had a total of 225,000 men at the start of the battle.
  • Coalition Armies had a total of 380,00 men at the start of the battle.
  • First French Empire had 38,000 dead and wounded and 20,000 captured at the end of the battle.
  • Coalition Armues had a total of 54,000 dead, wouned or missing.
  • The largest battle in europe history, before WW1.


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