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russian grenade stalingrad

Volga river crossing stalingrad 1942 soviet t-34 tank


Crossing the Volga river

A Soviet tank rumbles forward

Germans move through the rubble

sniper stalingrad

russian infantry charge stalingrad

Germans move through the rubble

Soviet sniper

Infantry charge

stalingrad map

stalingrad counterattack map german soldier surrenders stalingrad

Map - Advance to Stalingrad

Map - Soviet Counterattack 

New German POW

General Vassili Chuikov 62nd Army

stalingrad hero stamp

General Friedrich Paulus German 6th Army

Soviet Commander:
General Vassili Chuikov
62nd Army

Stalingrad Hero!

German Commander:
General F. Paulus
German 6th Army

Battle for the factory stalingrad

German soldiers advance past T-34 tank stalingrad anti tank gun 1943

Battle for the factory

German soldiers advance past T-34 tank

Soviet anti-tank gun

"...Capitulation is impossible. The 6th Army will do its historic duty at Stalingrad until the last man, the last bullet..." >> Hitler's response to General Friedrich Paulus' request to withdraw from the city

Road to Stalingrad

Soviet soldiers armed with Shpagin submachine guns

german soldiers stalingrad outskirts armed with MP40 submachine guns

 Road to Stalingrad


Germans with MP40 guns

Recon with captured MP40 submachine gun stalingrad russian soldier writes a letter home German tank and infantry stalingrad

Captured MP40 submachine gun

Letter home

German tank and infantry

"...Effective command no longer possible... further defense senseless. Collapse inevitable. Army requests immediate permission to surrender in order to save lives of remaining troops."
General Paulus' radio message to Hitler on January 24, 1943

general paulus surrenders Fighting in a factory with anti-tank gun wounded german officer

General Paulus surrenders

Fighting in a factory with anti-tank gun

Wounded German officer

victory in stalingrad

german prisoners stalingrad stalingrad pows

Victory in Stalingrad

German prisoners


The Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major turning point in World War II and is considered one of the bloodiest battles in recorded human history. The battle was marked by brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties on both sides. The battle is taken to include the German siege of the southern Russian city of Stalingrad, which is today Volgograd, the battle inside the city, and the Soviet counter-offensive which eventually trapped and destroyed the German Sixth Army and other Axis forces in and around the city. 

Total casualties for both sides are estimated to be over two million. The Axis powers lost large numbers of men and equipment, and never fully recovered from the defeat. For the Soviets, who also suffered great losses during the battle, the victory at Stalingrad marked the start of the liberation of the Soviet Union, leading to eventual victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.

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Additional Links:

The Battle for Stalingrad: very detailed site about the battle that took place from 19 August 1942 - 2 February 1943

Stalingrad Battlefield Info: information about the battle of Stalingrad including battlefield tours, reenactment, and a collection of relics from the battle


1) Katardat

2) Battlefront Miniatures Limited


4) Beevor, Antony. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943.
       Penguin Books

5) Hayward, Joel S. A. Stopped at Stalingrad : the Luftwaffe and
       Hitler's defeat in the east, 1942-1943.
       University Press of Kansas.


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