Of course, in a day of revisionism and anti-Westernism, it is sometimes said that this was not a decisive event for the course of WW2. It is pointed out that after Stalingrad and Kursk, Germany was on the retreat, never mind the huge disparity in casualties.
Instead, it was a Geostrategically decisive event for the course of C20 history, for it meant that the Iron Curtain ran through Germany rather than the English Channel.
And that’s a lot bigger than WW2. END