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Battle for Stalingrad in Pictures

Discussion in 'War on the Eastern Front' started by Spitfire XIV-E, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Spitfire XIV-E

    Spitfire XIV-E New Member

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    Some of the 91,000 German & Romanian Prisoners taken at the end of fighting on 2nd February 1943. Only about 6,000 would ever return to Germany, the last of which would do so in 1955.


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    Bitter Street Fighting in the city.


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    Workers from the Tractor Factory head out to the Front Line.


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    Fighting to take one of the Factories.


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    Von Paulus' Staff after the German surrender.


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    The "Mother Motherland" Commemorative statue that stands above the city on Mamayev Kurgan.


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    Aftermath of the Battle. The city was a virtual wasteland after the Battle. It had been a model of modern Communist thinking. Hence why Stalin had named it for himself and why he was determined to defend it no matter what the cost. Once Stalin had died and his reign of terror ended in 1953, Stalingrad was renamed Volgagrad which it is still called today.
     
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    wow

    What a fantastic post! My brother has a history project coming up soon do you mind if I quote your work?
     
  3. Buford

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    The battle of Stalingrad took its toll in mores than one, people of Stalingrad had to resort to cannibalism to survive. Pretty horrific
     
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    Cannibalism was also used by the Germans when in Stalingrad, eat to live was the motto, but it didn't say what to eat. :wtf:
     
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    It doesn't surprise me about the canabilism at Stalingrad, i try to put myself in these positions after reading about it, natural insticts is to survive and if you have to eat i guess its not about what it looks or tastes like its about survival... :thumb:
     
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    Swan : Yes please be my guest to use any material from any of my posts. And the same goes for anyone else. If i didn't work on the Railway I'd love to teach History on WW2.
     
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    That's a good site -Spitfire- and this thread is very well done. I have seen a few pictures of the Battle of Stalingrad before and it always sort of fills me with a sense of wonder. The city, especially the buildings, just look so tired and blown out and they capture the spirit of the battle perfectly.
     
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    :thumb: Yes - thanks for the link, Spitfire. Also if you can, try to get the International Bestseller "Enemy At The Gates" The Battle for Stalingrad - by William Craig (1973) Ballantine - part of which, I believe, was adapted into a movie?
     

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