Nazi Germany in WWII
Nazi Germany during WWII started off with early victories in the taking of Poland using the Blitzkrieg, shortly after the attack on Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Germany also invaded Norway and Denmark where almost half of their iron ore was coming from, after their victory in Norway the Germans had their Northern flank guarded. Germany’s victories soon changed the government in Great Britain where Winston Churchill was elected as Prime Minister. “The new German victory finally brought a change of government in Great Britain. On May 10, 1940, Chamberlain, the apostle of appeasement, was replaced by Winston Churchill, a longtime advocate of a tough line toward Nazi Germany who now proved to be the inspiring leader the British needed at this critical momnet in their history.”1 Germany, after Britain France, and Russia get involved in the war, was fighting a multi-front war with no distinct advantages; Hitler , a lot of times, was sending his men to slaughter. The battle of Stalingrad was a good example of Hitlers lack of planning during the war sending his men to battle without even supplying them with winter clothing expecting it to be a quick victory. Stalingrad would be the turning point of the war for Nazi Germany, after Germany took control of the Crimea they followed the Soviet troops to Stalingrad where the entire sixth army had to surrender. Hitlers prowess as a military leader lead to many victories in the early parts of the war, his decision to attack Stalingrad was a mistake that ultimately lead to Germany’s downfall. After the loss of the sixth army in Stalingrad, Nazi Germany was on the decline.