The Road to Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War 2, it also changed the face of modern warfare. In August 1942 Hitler's huge sixth army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost. In this dramatic programme, based on the definitive book by Professor John Erickson, the true tale unfolds with the use of gripping archival footage. In an astonishing reversal of fortunes the Russians encircle and trap their Nazi enemy. This is the story of the epic battle for the ruins of a city that cost more than million lives.