1942: The Year The Germans Lost The War | Hitler's Lost Battles | Timeline

By 1942, the consequences of Hitler’s bad military decisions were becoming apparent. In response to his declaration of war, the Americans had entered the conflict and were making advances in North Africa. During Operation Barbarossa, the previous year, Germany has already lost one million men. By October 1942, with another Russian winter approaching, his generals pushed for a strategic retreat. But Hitler issued strict orders for his troops to remain in Stalingrad, effectively sealing their fate.

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