2 октября 1942 года в районе завода «Красный Октябрь» моряк Тихоокеанского флота Михаил Паникаха и его фронтовой товарищ Бедеров находились в окопе, выдвинутым к позициям противника. Со стороны Мамаева кургана немецкие танки перешли в наступление. Их встретили огнем противотанковых ружей и дальнобойной артиллерией из-за Волги. Первая атака противника захлебнулась, но он бросил в бой новые силы. На позицию тихоокеанцев двинулось […]
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 […]
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 […]
Youth in a Soviet athletic parade emulating the nearby recently rebuilt Barmaley Fountain in Stalingrad, 1945.
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.
Soviet troops armed with light machine guns attack German positions during the Battle of Stalingrad. The heavy losses inflicted on the Wehrmacht make it arguably the most strategically decisive battle of the whole war. It was a turning point in the war in Europe; the German forces never regaining the initiative in the East and withdrawing vast military force from […]
General Vassily Chuikov inspects sniper Vassili Zaitsev’s rifle