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«White Rose of Stalingrad»


Lydia Litvyak 1921 – 1943 (Лидия Литвяк ) Known as the «White Rose of Stalingrad» | She was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. She the first female fighter pilot to earn the title fighter ace, and she holds the record for the greatest number of kills by a female fighter pilot. She was […]

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German Wehrmacht soldiers in the ruins of a factory keep watch for enemy Soviet positions during the Battle of Stalingrad.


German Wehrmacht soldiers in the ruins of a factory keep watch for enemy Soviet positions during the Battle of Stalingrad. Marked by constant close quarters combat and disregard for military and civilian casualties by both sides, it was amongst the bloodiest and most destructive battles in the history of warfare; the combined deaths for control of the city reached two […]

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Axis Hungarian soldiers bury a fallen comrade on the Eastern Front.


Axis Hungarian soldiers bury a fallen comrade on the Eastern Front. In the background can be seen the Russian Christian Orthodox Church of Exaltation of the Cross. In 1940, under pressure from Germany, Hungary joined the Axis. Although initially hoping to avoid direct involvement in the war, Hungary’s participation soon became inevitable. In 1941, Hungarian forces participated in the invasion […]

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М.Г. Ефремов


Тело генерал-лейтенанта М.Г. Ефремова, застрелившегося, чтобы не попасть в немецкий плен. В ходе Ржевско-вяземской наступательной операции Красной Армии вырвавшаяся вперед 33-я армия, которой командовал Ефремов, была окружена немецкими войсками, нанесшими сильные контрудары. В течение второй половины февраля и марта 1942 г. советские войска безрезультатно пыталась пробить коридор к 33-й армии. Навстречу прорывающимся из окружения наступала 50-я армия Западного фронта. Но […]

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December 1942


A dog sits in the snow watching a column of Axis Italian soldiers of the 8th Italian Army, also known as the Italian Army in Russia (Italian: Armata Italiana in Russia, or ARMIR), march towards the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalingrad (Volgograd), Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. December 1942.