The Myth and Reality of Joseph Stalin’s Order No. 227 “Not a Step Back!”

Order No. 227

Joseph Stalin’s Order 227 has led people to assume that the Red Army could only fight through intimidation. The film Enemy at the Gates is a typical example of this idea; showing the Soviets at the battle of Stalingrad to waste the lives of their men. But is this really the case? Well… no.


Yes, I said 1942 was the beginning of the war – I’m sorry about that. I keep talking about Stalingrad, and therefore I keep repeating 1942, 1942, 1942 to the point that it’s become a habit. I then also didn’t catch it in editing. So please forgive me for this error. The war began on the 22nd of June 1941.


Credit to : TIK

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