2 Historical Chronicle: the Stalingrad Battle

Historical Chronicle: the Stalingrad Battle

Posted on February 2, 2014 by team


The Stalingrad battle ended seventy years ago and changed the course of the whole war. The German troops were trapped at the banks of the Volga river and grounded arms on 2 February 1943.

Soviet pilot at Yak-1B fighter. Winter 1942 – 1943.

The plane was given to the army by Soviet farmers of the Saratov region.

Showing German boots to friends.

German 75mm gun PaK40 under Stalingrad.

Italian troops dropping back from Stalingrad, December 1942.

Soviet soldiers at corpses of German soldiers in Stalingrad, 1943.

Soviet soldiers at corpses of German soldiers in Stalingrad, 1943.

Soviet soldiers are listening to the accordionist, 1943.

Attack of Red army soldiers under Stalingrad, 1942.

Attack of the Soviet infantry under Stalingrad, 1943.

Soviet field hospital, 1942.

Medical care to the Soviet wounded soldier, 1942.

Captured German soldier.

In the destroyed shop of the Soviet factory in Stalingrad, January 1943.

Romanian soldiers near Stalingrad, 1942.

Bodies of German soldiers on the road to Stalingrad, 1943.

Captured German soldiers in ruined Stalingrad, 1943.

Romanian soldiers with 7,92 mm machine gun in Stalingrad.

An infantryman on the Soviet tank made in America M3 “Stuart” (‘Suvorov”). The Don front. Stalingrad region. November, 1943.

German commander Karl Strecker (1884 – 1973) (in the centre, with his back to the camera) capitulates in Stalingrad 02.02.1943.

A group of German infantrymen near Stalingrad, 1942.

Civilians are building anti-tank trenches, Stalingrad 1942.

Red Army soldiers near Stalingrad. 1942.

German soldiers are celebrating premature victory near Stalingrad, 1942.

Crossing the Volga to approach Stalingrad, 1942.

Refugees from Stalingrad, 1942.

Soviet guardsmen at the outskirts of Stalingrad, 1942.

Stalingrad front, 1942.

Factory evacuation across the Volga. Stalingrad, 1942.

Burning Stalingrad. Shooting at German planes. 1942.

Meeting of the Military Council of the Stalingrad Front, 1942.

Soviet gunmen, 1942.

Sailors of the Volga Flotilla during the landing operation near Stalingrad, 1942.

Military council held near Stalingrad, 1942.

Soviet soldiers, 1942.

Soviet commander Rokossovskiy K. K., 1942.

Battle near Stalingrad, 1942.

The battle for the house in Stalingrad, 1943.

Baking bread, Stalingrad front. 1942.

Battles in the centre of the city. 1943.

Combat assault of the railway station, 1943.

Soviet soldiers shooting from the left bank of the Volga river. 1943.

Soviet aidman carries an injured soldier of the Red Army, 1942.

Soldiers of the Don fleet occupying a new position, 1943.

Soviet sappers. 1943.

Captured field marshal Friedrich Paulus (1890 – 1957) in the Stalingrad region, 31 January 1943.

Soviet soldiers in the destroyed house, January 1943.

Soviet soldiers in Stalingrad.

Soviet soldiers between the ruined houses in Stalingrad, 1942.

Soviet soldiers are attacking enemy positions near Stalingrad, January 1943.

Italian and German captives are leaving Stalingrad after the capitulation, February 1943.

Soviet soldiers in the destroyed shop of the factory in Stalingrad during the battle.

Soviet light tank T-70 at the Stalingrad front, November 1942.

German artillerymen not far from Stalingrad. In the foreground is a killed Red Army soldier, 1942.

Speech delivery to the Soviet soldiers at the Soviet fighter Yak-7B with an inscription “Death for death!”, July 1942.

Wehrmacht infantrymen at the destroyed plant “Barricades” in Stalingrad.

Red Army soldiers are celebrating the victory in the Stalingrad battle, January 1943.

Soviet mechanized unit near Stalingrad. 1942.

Soviet soldiers in Stalingrad, 1942.

Soviet tanks T-34/76 in Stalingrad, January 1943.

German infantry sheltering at the factory “Red October”, 1942.

Soviet snipers, 1942.

Soviet snipers in Stalingrad. December 1942.

Killed Italian driver, February, 1943.

Unknown Soviet gunman, 1942.

Red army soldiers in Stalingrad, 1942.

Red army soldiers in Stalingrad, 1942.

German captives, 1943.

Soviet 76mm gun ZiS-3 on its position at “Red October” factory. 10 December, 1942.

Unknown Soviet gunman. 1942.

Soviet artillery shooting at the trapped German troops in Stalingrad. In the foreground is a 76mm gun. 1943.

Soviet attack planes Il-2 are about to fly for a combat mission, January 1943.

Soviet pilot at the wrecked German Focke-Wulf Fw 189 he managed to destroy, 1942.

Soviet artillerymen shooting at the German positions in Stalingrad from a 152 mm howitzer-cannon ML-20. 1943.

Soviet 76,2 mm hun ZiS-3 shooting in Stalingrad. 1942.

Soviet soldiers sitting at the fire in Stalingrad. The second left soldier has a captured German gun  MP-40. 07.01.1943.

Soviet cameraman, 1943.

Soviet commander, 1943.

Red Army soldiers fighting in Stalingrad, 1942.

Hauptmann Friedrich Winkler.

Soviet villagers meet the liberating crew of the light tank T-60. February 1943.

Soviet troops near Stalingrad, in the foreground are “Katyusha” rocket launchers, in the background are T-34 tanks.

Soviet troops engaged in the attack.

Attack supported by T-34 tank. 1942.

Soviet soldiers, rest hours, 1942.

T-34 tanks during the strategic offensive operation, November 1942.

Soviet tanks T-34 during the strategic offensive operation, December 1942.

T-34 during liquidation of the German group of soldiers. December 1942.

120 mm mortar shooting at the enemy. Stalingrad region, 22 January, 1943.

Captive General Field Marshal Paulus and his adjutant being escorted the Soviet headquarters. 31 January 1943.

Soviet generals talking to soldiers at the captured German tank Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L.,1942.

German tank Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L. captured in 1942 near Stalingrad.

German bombers, January 1943.

Romanian captives, November – December 1942.

Romanian captives, November – December 1942.

Romanian captives, November – December 1942.

GAZ-MM trucks used as gasolene tankers during fuelling under Stalingrad, winter 1942 – 43.

Soldiers with a German machine gun, 1942.

Soviet colonel Lebedev in the dugout under Stalingrad.

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2 Responses to “Historical Chronicle: the Stalingrad Battle”

  1. john says:

    Very interesting photo’s.

  2. Bill says:

    War truly is hell and these photos prove it.

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