6:20 PM, 04 February 2008
There were only 4 battles that won the war for the Allies, Battles of Britain, Stalingrad, Kursk and Midway. There were others of great importance, eg, New Guinea, Battle of the Atlantic, but those 4 are the ones that really did change the war. Of them all, Stalingrad showed the Russians could mix it up with the Germans, and be a match for them. No other army could have done that. No other army actually did. If it wasn't for Stalingrad, then Kursk, it is extremely unlikely the D-Day landings would have been successful. Without the Russians pushing from the East, and draining resources and men from the Western and Southern fronts, the war may have had a very different outcome.